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Harvard University (Harvard)

, USA

http://www.seas.harvard.edu/

Concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy

Specialzation:

Department:
Harvard College (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://espp.fas.harvard.edu/
Language:
English
Description:

The concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary introduction to current problems of the environment. It is founded on the premise that the ability to form rational judgments concerning many of the complex challenges confronting society today involving the environment requires both an understanding of the underlying scientific and technical issues and an appreciation for the relevant economic, political, legal, historical and ethical dimensions. Enrollment in the concentration is limited, providing opportunities for in-class discussion and for informal student-faculty interactions that allow students to gain greater understanding of environmental issues.The concentration is overseen by a Standing Committee, which functions as a Board of Tutors, and includes faculty from other departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and from several Schools as appropriate to ensure the requisite breadth of the program.While all students in the ESPP concentration take courses in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, economics, government, and mathematics, the concentration offers students an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of either natural or social science relating to the environment. The knowledge from these courses is applied during the junior year in seminars envisaged as a central integrating component of the concentration. Students wishing to graduate with honors are expected to write a thesis applying skills and knowledge gained from their course experience in the pursuit of research on a specific environmental issue.

Keywords:
sustainability,environmental policy,energy,ecology,conservation,biology,ocean,marine,global change,health

Graduate Program in Environmental Science & Engineering

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/environmental-science-engineering
Language:
English
Description:

To understand and address environmental challenges fully requires a combination of efforts: basic research in the natural and social sciences; the application of research to government, business, and law; and the education of future leaders and of society in general.Harvard has long been a pioneer in environmental education and research. This tradition continues today with our faculty committed to teaching and actively engaged in research on engineered solutions to the problems in the atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic compartments of the earth's environment.Major research activities cut across departments and schools, including:atmospheric sciences; microbiology; climate; oceanography; environmental chemistry; water policy; andinternational environmental policies.Research in environmental science and engineering ranges from atmospheric sciences to microbiology, climate, oceanography, environmental chemistryTo understand and address environmental challenges fully requires a combination of efforts: basic research in the natural and social sciences; the application of research to government, business, and law; and the education of future leaders and of society in general.Harvard has long been a pioneer in environmental education and research. This tradition continues today with our faculty committed to teaching and actively engaged in research on engineered solutions to the problems in the atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic compartments of the earth's environment.Major research activities cut across departments and schools, including:atmospheric sciences; microbiology; climate; oceanography; environmental chemistry; water policy; andinternational environmental policies.Research in environmental science and engineering ranges from atmospheric sciences to microbiology, climate, oceanography, environmental chemistry

Keywords:
atmospheric sciences,microbiology,climate,oceanography,environmental chemistry,water,policy,sustainability

Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management

Specialzation:

Department:
Harvard Extention School
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.extension.harvard.edu/environmental-sustainability/
Language:
English
Description:

The Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management is designed to educate working professionals on the 2 core environmental issues facing the global community: ecological management and sustainability. Choose from 2 concentrations:Ecological management deals with stewardship of the natural and built environment. Your studies might focus on wetland protection, air and water pollution, or global climate change. Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable initiatives include green construction, corporate responsibility, and waste and energy management.

Keywords:
ecosystems,environmental economics,sustainable development,energy,ecology,conservation

The International Sustainable Campus Network

Website:
http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.The ISCN is an initiative which is graciously supported and directed by ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL) and The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).  

Activities:
The mission of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. 
Members:

Brown University, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indian Institutes of Technology, Madras, INSEAD The Business School for the World, Johns Hopkins University, Keio University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Politecnico di Milano, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Stanford University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of British Columbia, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, University of Cape Town, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Hong Kong, , University of Melbourne, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Western Australia, Yale University 



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