Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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    The University of Birmingham, Birmingham

    B15 2TT

    United Kingdom

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About us

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences provides a dynamic environment to advance transformative and interdisciplinary research and teaching excellence in the sciences and humanities. We have a shared interest in the processes affecting our planet and its people, their origin and their future trajectory, natural and anthropogenic, and at scales from the nano to the global.  We combine international excellence and critical mass in areas of strength with the breadth, diversity and agility to grapple with societal grand challenges, and engage with the local and global communities they affect. Collectively, we seek to address the key sustainability challenges of the twenty-first century, working collaboratively with colleagues across the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the wider university. Our research spans four major themes;  Environmental Health Sciences; Earth Sciences; Physical Geography and Human Geography.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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