Introducing Geography and Environment
from Dr Douglas Mair, Head of Geography and Environment
Welcome to Geography and Environment at the University of Aberdeen. Here we explore our world’s physical and human environments, examining how they operate today, investigating how they have functioned in the past, and envisioning how these interactions will continue into the future.
Geographers at Aberdeen tackle big issues that help us to understand and shape our future: for example, understanding the Earth’s water resources, the transformation of rural and urban landscapes, the environmental impact of human settlement, and what controls the growth and decay of the polar ice sheets.
In studying Geography at Aberdeen, you will obtain the skills and experience to understand and question how the world's many different environments and cultures operate and interact, learning from staff who undertake world-class research with a global reach.
I encourage you to learn more about Geography at Aberdeen by browsing these web-pages which illustrate the fascinating research and teaching that goes on here in Aberdeen. Our new undergraduate syllabus allows students the option of focusing on either the human or the physical dimension to geography but all of our students gain a unique exposure to both the social and the physical sciences. Our subject has never been more important to gaining a better understanding of the interconnections between global challenges, and, at Aberdeen, Geography matters.