WHICH ARE THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL UNIVERSITIES?
As awareness about environmental issues grows, environmental degree holders are more and more demanded on the labor market.
WASHINTON, US; July 16, 2011.- Today there are many universities that offer such degrees, and these are six of them from US and all around the world, where you can get one for yourself:
1. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a specialized institution of the State University of New York, which mission is “to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments.” The College’s curricula focus only on “understanding and management of the environment and natural resources,” offering additional knowledge for students who attend courses on Syracuse University. ESF offers degrees in the fields of construction management and wood products engineering, forest and natural resources management, environmental and forest biology and others. This college is considered as one of the best in United States.
2. International Sakharov Environmental University, Minsk, Belarus
The founding of International Sakharov Environmental University was response to the need of specialists trained for minimization of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Formed in 1992, the college continued with continuous development. In 1994 it became independent International Institute of Radioecology, and in 1999 acquired status of University. Students on International Sakharov Environmental University can choose between knowledge of environmental monitoring and knowledge of environmental medicine.
3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) is a school within the Rutgers University. SEBS specializes in animal science, environmental science and other life sciences. Among the programs are: bioenvironmental engineering, food sciences, genetics, biotechnology, entomology, environmental and business economics, environmental planning and design, environmental policy, institutions and behavior, and many others. The school is also home to the Rutgers Garden.
4. Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is the largest public policy and environmental studies school in United States. It was also the first American school to combine public management, policy, and administration with the environmental sciences, and offers degrees in seven fields: environmental science, public management, nonprofit organizations, civil society and law, public finance and budgeting, policy analysis and economics.
5. Institute of Environmental Sciences, Netherlands
he Institute of Environmental Studies is a part of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. It offers education in the multidisciplinary field of environmental sciences. It is especially reflected in the variety of staff member’s backgrounds: there are ecologists, physicists, agricultural engineers, chemical engineers, and others.
6. Faculty of Environment, Ontario, Canada
The Faculty of Environment, one of the six faculties at the University of Waterloo, Ontartio, Canada, is a little bit different than others. It doesn’t just focus on educating about environment, but also works towards “Smart, Green, Solutions,” as the professors and students are very engaged in research projects in Canada and all around the world.