We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. The complex nature of these environmental problems can be best understood and addressed through studies that cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. This applies to studies of both global-scale processes as well as those that occur at the local level.
The School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences was created in July 2003. It conducts teaching and research over the broad range of areas which is crucial to understanding the interactions between the natural and human components of the environment. We train environmental and human scientists and managers, conduct research on key sustainability questions, and interact with government, communities and other agencies, in finding out and implementing solutions to problems facing humanity.
Departments in the School
- Department of Environmental Sciences
- Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development
- Department of Environmental Planning and Management
- Department of Environmental Education
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