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Australian National University (ANU)

, Australia

http://www.anu.edu.au/index.php

B.S. in Resource and Environmental Management

Specialzation:

Department:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/BSREM
Language:
English
Description:

The three-year BSc (Resource and Environmental Management) degree, and associated Honours program, is designed to educate environmental scientists and natural resource managers to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities of this century. The Resource and Environmental Management degree links the natural and social sciences with their applications in environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. Because the BSc(REM) degree is so flexible, prospective students should consult the Program Convener prior to developing their individual program and associated streams.The curriculum comprises a core of natural and social sciences courses relevant to environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. The degree emphasises experiential and field based learning, and combines broadly based environmental education with focused professional development and opportunities for specialisation.

Keywords:
evolution,ecology,environment and society,environment,sustainable development,

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/BENVS
Language:
English
Description:

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies equips students with a broad understanding of (i) the complex, and often conflicting, interrelationships between human societies and their environment; and (ii) the solutions, or sets of solutions, that are available to address our most intractable environmental problems. Reflecting the complexity of human-environment relationships, the Bachelor of Environmental Studies offers a broad range of possible study areas, from natural ecological and earth system processes, through environmental management, resource use and policy, to cultural ecology and the history of environmental change, perception and philosophy.The breadth of disciplinary coverage means that the courses relevant to this degree program are taught across several ANU Colleges, including Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Law, and Medicine, Biology and Environment. Different coherent approaches and areas of focus are achieved by grouping these courses to meet students' particular interests, ranging from a concentration on those natural resources that provide the essential economic foundations for society through to the study of more general aspects of the environment affecting quality of life. A common theme is the interactivity between humans and their environment at the individual and societal levels, as well as global, regional and local scale change processes. Graduates in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies will have the multidisciplinary perspectives, skills and knowledge to engage meaningfully with the complex problems facing societies and the environment in the 21st century.

Keywords:
climate change,mitigation,adaptation,sustainability in business,regional planning,land care,

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability)

Specialzation:

Department:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/BISSU
Language:
English
Description:

As we become increasingly aware of the complex and interconnected nature of the challenges we confront in creating sustainable societies, interdisciplinary approaches are crucial to our evolving understanding of sustainability in theory and practice. Developing an integrative, holistic appreciation of sustainability requires us to step beyond disciplines and apply our knowledge to the complexity of the world as it is, and as it could be. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) is a contemporary interdisciplinary degree which prepares students to tackle this complexity, and address the challenges of sustainability. The degree draws from the complementary strengths of ANU Colleges in education and research for sustainability, and offers opportunities to study widely across the Colleges. The degree is structured around the Sustainability Science major, which includes a core of compulsory courses focused on developing an interdisciplinary perspective, research skills relevant to sustainability, and their application to practice; and a limited suite of courses which provide the foundation for knowledge and skills relevant to the breadth of sustainability challenges. Students also develop particular knowledge and skills relevant to sustainability by selecting a complementary major or minors.

Keywords:
environment and Society,geography of sustainability,human ecology,human futures,environmental problems,

Master of climate change

Specialzation:

Department:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7824XMCLCH
Language:
English
Description:

The master of climate change is an interdisciplinary coursework and research or coursework-only degree that allows students to develop a program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills in the area of climate change. The degree is jointly offered by the Crawford School of Economics & Government (ANU College of Asia & the Pacific) and the Fenner School of Environment & Society (ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment). The program comprises a minimum of three compulsory courses in core topic areas covering climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches.

Keywords:
climate change,economics,policy,vulnerability,adaptation,mitigation

Master of environment

Specialzation:

Department:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7610XMENV
Language:
English
Description:

The master of environment is a flexible interdisciplinary coursework degree which allows students to develop a program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability.

Keywords:
climate,nvironmental policy,human ecology,global change,geography,natural resource,sustainability science,water,

International Alliance of Research Universities

Website:
http://www.iaruni.org
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.IARU is jointly addressing grand challenges facing humanity. The Alliance has identified sustainable solutions on climate change as one of its key initiatives. As a demonstration of its commitment to promote sustainability, IARU has sought to lead by example through the establishment of the Campus Sustainability Programs aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our campus activities. IARU has also successfully organized an International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in 2009. Some of its members have also cooperated on major research projects pertaining to ageing, longevity and health, global security and sustainable cities. 

Activities:
A set of global education initiatives aimed at cultivating a sense of global citizenship and leadership amongst students was also jointly developed under IARU. The Global Summer Program, the Sustainability Fellowships, and internships offer opportunities for students at the IARU member universities to engage critically as global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.Besides enriching students, the Alliance also brings considerable diversity in the promotion of institutional joint working among its members, inter-university networking and staff development. Projects include Women and Men in Globalising Universities, HR Benchmarking, Value of Research Intensive Universities, Alumni Association and Leadership Best Practice. 
Members:

Australian National University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Tokyo, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, Yale University 

The University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research

Website:
http://cecar.unu.edu/
Area / Region:
Asia & Pacific | Africa 
Description:

UN-CECAR was established in 2009 by leading universities in the Asia Pacific region to strengthen the higher education sector to respond effectively to climate and ecosystems change. 

Activities:
 
Members:

Asian Institute of Technology, Australian National University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, Ibaraki University, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Institute of Engineering, Nepal, Integrated Research Systems for Sustainability Science, Keio University, Kyoto University, National Univeristy of Malaysia, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, United Nations University, University of Peradeniya, University of Philippines, Viet Nam National University, Waseda University, Yeungnam University 



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