Environmental science integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. As such, it is an interdisciplinary academic field with an integrated and quantitative approach to the study of environmental systems. Biology, ecology and environmental engineering are among the specific areas environmental science encompasses. Graduates apply knowledge from other scientific and social disciplines such as physics, chemistry and social sciences. Environmental scientists use a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. They work on subjects like understanding earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management and the effects of global climate change.
Environmental studies and environmental engineering are the two related areas of study in the field. Environmental studies incorporate social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering, on the other hand, focuses on design and technology to improve environmental quality. Environmental scientists are expected to have advanced capability to relate space and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.
Walden’s Online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program prepares you to become a recognized leader in your field and help you gain the skills to develop sustainable solutions for current pressing social issues. The Policy Practice specialization prepares you to identifying community needs and learning best practices for working with professionals on social policy issues.
The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology in Marburg (IMPRS-Mic) in Germany offers fellowships for a three-year structured PhD program. The IMPRS-MIC is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The school aims to provide excellent students with outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific training in modern microbiology.
The School of Geographical Sciences is one of the world's leading international centres for research and educational scholarship. The Graduate School is integral to this success. We have a large and vibrant graduate community, focusing both on PhDs by research and on taught programmes. The graduate community has a strong international and interdisciplinary flavour, and offers an exceptional academic environment for postgraduate research.
The Centre for Atmospheric Science studies processes important to climate change and air quality in the troposphere and lower stratosphere - the lowest 20 km of the Earth's atmosphere. We are one of the largest such groups in UK universities, and have extensive collaborative links with leading atmospheric science groups world-wide. We have a strong experimental programme, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities for field and laboratory measurements. To complement the measurements we run numerical models on a variety of scales using code developed at Manchester as well as national and international standard models.
The School of Earth Sciences has strong international links, and the presence of researchers from all over the world makes for an exciting and stimulating environment. Research involves the full breadth of the earth sciences and has benefited from major investment in new laboratories and equipment in the past few years. Important initiatives include experimental and theoretical studies of physical, chemical and biological processes of the Earth.
Work in this group involves studying the structures, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids.
The GSLS provides for a world class environment of research institutions, which have a long standing and successful tradition of co-operation across departments. Biology, Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Physics as well as Philosophy work together to achieve truly interdisciplinary research training. It is this interdisciplinary spirit that has propelled Würzburg to among the top four German universities in the Life Sciences (DFG funding ranking).
The doctoral study programme ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES lasts three years and represents the transformation of existent direct doctoral programme, which was offered at the University of Nova Gorica since the academic year 1995/1996. Successfully completed study programme leads to the title “ Doktor znanosti” (equivalent to Doctor of Science). The courses are held in English language.
This group is concerned with innovative developments and new applications of isotope research to both terrestrial and extraterrestrial evolution and processes. Our group studies the Earth and solar system by analysing extraterrestrial and terrestrial samples with the latest techniques of isotopic and elemental analysis. Group interests range from the prehistory of the solar system (studying the material from which it was made) through the chronology of the formation process to subsequent evolution of minor bodies and terrestrial planets.
The main professional and educational goal is to supremely qualify and educate the students theoretically and practically in developing of new knowledges and solving most exacting problems in ecology enabling the developement of new solutions in the professional and science fields.
The research programme is focussed on the analysis of the causes and the ecological and societal effects of environmental problems, the development of solutions for sustainable environmental management and nature conservation and the ecological transformation of production and consumption.
Our PhD program aims to train you in rigorous research methods that will allow you to become part of an international community of scholars and industry leaders.