The Griffith School of Environment’s illustrious research position guides and informs its learning and teaching charter. Representing the largest body of environmental specialists in Australia, in fact one of the largest in the world, the School is home to some of the country’s leading environmental research hubs and centres.
You’ll learn from world leading environmental professionals and benefit from our expertise in environmental and natural sciences, urban planning and architecture. Established in 1975 as Australia’s first School of Environmental Studies, the school aligns with associated industries and across numerous worldwide conservation and sustainability programs.
The School of Environment offers Australia’s only combined qualification in traditional planning practices and environmental science within its flagship Urban and Environmental Planning degree. From studying rainforest conservation in Borneo, marine biology throughout the Great Barrier Reef, connecting with endangered species at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy or analysing land degradation and erosion in affected areas, every School of Environment graduate exits with work ready skills in project planning, risk assessment analysis, research reporting and presentation.
For postgraduate candidates, there’s the opportunity to become a scientist working with grower groups, agronomists and national crop breeders to secure equitable food and water resources. The School’s research institutes and centres have also been responsible for the development of a molecular waterproofing technique to improve the humidity tolerance of new solar cell technology, and created high performance, renewable battery technology inspired by 16th century Chinese medicine. The School maintains responsibility for keeping track of the World’s insect populations, checking on the positive influence ecotourism is having on at-risk species, and conducting health check assessments and recommendations for major aquatic systems across the globe.