Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) - The Program
The EES program is based on a solid foundation in chemistry, mathematics and physics, and combines traditional geoscience disciplines such as geology, oceanography and environmental science using key methodological tools and concepts from geochemistry, geophysics, geodata analysis and data management. The modular curriculum allows for an excellent integration of optional complementary courses from the social sciences, e.g., economics and management, and from the life sciences, e.g., biochemistry, cell biology and microbiology.
The EES program imparts the knowledge and the skills that allow our graduates to address topical challenges and key research questions including the sustainable and responsible exploration of natural resources, the short- and long-term evolution of the Earth’s climate and oceans, the scientific processing and analysis of large volumes of digital Earth data and pressing anthropogenic challenges to the natural environment. The EES program is ideally suited for proactive and engaged students who are passionate about planet Earth and our natural environment, its dynamics and the impact of human activities, who enjoy working outdoors, and who wish to contribute to finding solutions to pressing real-world problems.