Working Together to Build a Sustainable Future
Our focus is building a sustainable future for people and our planet. We study the processes that form and shape the Earth and examine how people interact with their environment through time to help improve how we manage our natural resources, transition to sustainable energy sources, protect our environment and combat climate change.
Geology and Geophysics staff are highly involved with the University's Centre for Energy Transition (CET), particularly in areas such as geothermal energy, carbon capture and storage, nuclear waste storage and critical materials for the energy transition.
The School of Geosciences is strongly interdisciplinary, and our teaching and research is strengthened by our close working relationships with our colleagues in Archaeology, Geography and Planetary Sciences as well as others in the School of Biological Science, the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. For example, undergraduate geology students can also study the geology and atmospheres of the earth, planets and satellites of the solar system thanks to our collaboration with the Department of Planetary Sciences.
The Department is also highly active in the QUADRAT and GeoNetZero doctoral training programmes as well as Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, ClimateXChange, and various UKRI funding and industry partnerships.