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About Us

The Graduate School for the Environment is a pioneering new collaboration led by three world leaders in environmental research and practice.

Combining the world-class expertise, resources and connections of Lancaster Environment Centre, Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to train the next generation of environmental researchers, scientists, consultants, innovators, project managers, business leaders and decision makers.

For the past ten years, Lancaster Environment Centre has been one of the largest and most impactful centres for environmental study in the world. In that time, it has forged valuable links with a wide range of influential agencies, institutions and companies including two of the world’s most active and productive research organisations – Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

All three organisations share a philosophy. We believe that environmental issues and challenges do not confine themselves to one country or another, that they cannot simply be addressed by one scientific discipline or another, and that solutions cannot be found by researchers, governments and businesses working in isolation from one another. Instead, we each advocate an international, interdisciplinary, inter-agency approach.

This shared philosophy is what has driven our decision to pool resources and create the Graduate School for the Environment.

Together we have built on the established success of the postgraduate programme at Lancaster Environment Centre to form a new and immediately world-leading academic centre – with a truly global outlook and a similarly global network of real-world contacts.

It is a place where each one of our students becomes part of a broad community of like-minded researchers, academics, scientists, agencies and businesses, and where they develop the skills and expertise to be able to pursue a successful career within that community.

That’s what the Graduate School is all about. It’s about giving our students the best possible start to their careers, not only by furnishing them with the skills they need, but by opening doors to possible employers, and by instilling the international, interdisciplinary, inter-agency mindset that we believe is so important.

That way we can create the next generation of experts, ready to play their part in addressing the many environmental challenges that face the world at the regional, national and international level.

Locations across the UK

The Graduate School for the Environment is a collaboration between Lancaster Environment Centre, The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Rothamsted Research. Sites are located across the UK.

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Graduate School for the Environment
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

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Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592032

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