Our department will provide you with the professional training and knowledge needed to tackle the challenges posed by global climate change and ongoing social transformations. A number of highly-qualified academics and practitioners from the public and private sectors will share their knowledge and experience with you. The teaching strategy of our department is guided by three core principles:
Practice-led Teaching: We recognize the importance of developing practical skills applicable to the real world challenges. Hence, we are focused on increasing the number of practice-led learning opportunities in our department. In addition to inviting guest speakers from the public and private sectors, our program also features field work, case study research, local community engagement projects, practicums and summer internships.
Technical Capability: Our department is equipped with advanced technical facilities. We introduce our students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and teach them how to use different software tools in regional disaster and rescue planning, disaster mitigation, disaster prevention and response system management, urban planning, and landscape architecture.
Local & International Activities: We care about our society and seek to develop closer relationships with local communities in order to help them in addressing their economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities. We also have a strong relationship with our sister schools abroad, and offer exciting international exchange opportunities for students with our partners in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and China.