Since its foundation in 1967, UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences has become one of the largest and most fully developed interdisciplinary institutions of its kind in Europe. The School provides a stimulating, innovative and active research environment for the study of natural and human environments. In the Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014 (REF 2014), we were ranked first in the UK for the global impact of our research.
In the next 50 years, the School has dedicated itself to pursuing fundamental interdisciplinary environmental science research that directly addresses the grand environmental challenges of the 21st century. Our mission is to harness our international research capabilities to:
Achieve breakthrough advances in our understanding of the causes, consequences and societal implications of major challenges such as climate change, natural hazards, ecosystem loss and energy security, and to support society’s transition towards global environmental sustainability;
Recruit and teach a new generation of students in how to confront complex, real-world challenges in an interdisciplinary, engaged and impactful manner;
Build strong partnerships with governments, businesses and civil society to identify societal solutions that put society firmly on a path to sustainability.
In 2017, the University was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of the School's combined natural, social and environmental sciences to advance understanding and protection of the environment. Watch our video to discover examples of the contributions the School has made over the past 50 years:
View our courses and learn more about life as an Environmental Science undergraduate student at UEA in the following video:
Since 1992, the School's Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales