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Mission & Vision


The mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is to contribute quality instruction and scientific expertise in the geosciences, both now and for the future, to meeting global challenges in supplies of natural resources, mitigation of natural hazards, protection of the environment, and public awareness of science.


Department programs will provide significant contributions to the UK’s goal of achieving Top 20 Public Research University status through:

  • innovative and transformative research in earth and environmental sciences
  • excellent education for future geoscientists and for the general public
  • service to humanity through expansion and dissemination of geoscience knowledge