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Category = Geosciences // Subcategory = Education_Universities

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1. Australian National University - Research School of Earth Sciences
     Since January 2008 the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) incorporates the former Department of Earth and Marine Sciences of the Faculty of Science and now provides teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and higher degree research programs within a world-class institution. The Research School now has two locations. The main administration and much of the research facilities are housed in the Jaeger Building (Building 61). Teaching activities are concentrated at the D.A. Brown Building (Building 47), which is about 10 minutes away by foot. A new building is planned for completion at the beginning of 2012 in the Jaeger complex, which will enable co-location of all RSES activities.
     ANU Geosciences has been rated as the top university program in Australia and in the top ten of its class in the world. RSES is a leader in research into the physics, chemistry, material properties and environmental conditions of the Earth. RSES offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. We also provide great research projects, with well-supported scholarships for living expenses and travel opportunities.

2. California Institute of Technology - Geological and Planetary Sciences
     We study the earth and planets in order to understand their origin, constitution, and development. The approach to these problems relies heavily on the basic sciences. Programs of study and research are pursued in geology, geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, planetary science, and environmental science and engineering. The curriculum is flexible so that students with degrees in biology, chemistry, engineering, or physics may carry out graduate work within the division. Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged and students may carry out academic and research programs within and between different divisions.

3. Columbia University - Earth and Environmental Sciences
     The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences shares staff and facilities with Columbia University's world renowned research institution, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
     The Department and the Observatory work as partners to understand how planet Earth works, in all of its physical manifestations. Together, we are scientifically renowned throughout the world for our problem-solving innovation, our unique geological and climatological archives, and the outstanding achievements of our graduates. Our scientists observe the Earth on a global scale, from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of the atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean. We decipher the long record of the past, monitor the present, and seek to foresee the future of the planet. From global climate change to earthquakes, volcanoes, nonrenewable resources, environmental hazards and beyond, our fundamental challenge is to provide an adequate and rational basis for the difficult choices faced by civilization in its stewardship of our fragile planet.

4. Cornell University - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
     Mission
     The mission of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to advance knowledge of Earth's natural systems and history, and to develop future leaders.
     Vision
     Understanding of Earth's system is essential to the prosperity and future of society. Our graduates will be leaders in the application of earth sciences to betterment of life, in setting public policy, in education of an earth-savvy public, and in better understanding the earth system.

5. ETH Zurich - Department of Earth Sciences
     Earth Sciences in Zurich
     Earth system sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and University of Zurich (UZH) work for a deeper understanding of all domains of our home planet, from the inner Earth to the continents, oceans, biosphere and atmosphere. We study structures from the atomic scale to the planetary scale, and try to understand the evolution of the planet in the past , as well as current and future processes. This understanding is of increasing importance for our civilization: mankind has an increasing influence on “system Earth” at both a regional and global level. Earth’s future evolution, as well as availability of resources such as petroleum and fresh water, and storage of radioactive waste or carbon dioxide is challenges currently requiring solutions.
     In order to accomplish our goals we employ tools such as laboratory experiments, extensive field campaigns, computational simulations and remote sensing, for example by satellites. The Earth serves as a laboratory and an archive that can be used to understand long-term processes, which are often challenging to decipher, Investigations of this archive, which includes volcanic rocks, deep-sea sediments and ice-sheets in which long-term changes have been preserved, can prove valuable to understand our current problems: “the past is the key to the future.

6. Harvard University - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
     The mission of Harvard's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is to be at the forefront of scientific discovery of the Earth system and to help address pressing societal issues through innovative, interdisciplinary research and education. We embrace our central role at the university as an integrator of the physical and life sciences, pure and applied, and seek to further strengthen our interactions with colleagues in the social sciences and humanities that share a sense of stewardship for the Earth and the environment.

7. Imperial College London - Department of Earth Science and Engineering
     The Department of Earth Science and Engineering is at the forefront of Earth science and engineering studies across the globe, offering courses at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels.
     Our teaching received the top rating of 24/24 in an assessment by the UK government agency, the Higher Education Funding Council of England. We are also a leading international centre for research.
     We are unique in the UK in combining Earth science with engineering. Engineering is the practical application of science to the real world. Scientists can't solve the world's problems without engineers to translate their theory into methods and machines – the tools of industry.

8. Johns Hopkins University - Earth and Planetary Sciences
     The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers programs of study and research in the basic Earth sciences;
- in geology, the science of the solid Earth;
- in geochemistry, devoted to understanding the chemistry of the solid Earth and natural waters;
- in geophysics, concerned with a quantitative description of physical processes in the Earth and planetary sciences;
- in physical oceanography, the study of ocean currents and waves, and their role in climate;
- in atmospheric sciences, particularly the dynamics of atmospheric circulation both on earth and other outer planets and their satellites;
- and in ecology and paleoecology, the study of the relationships between organisms and their environment today and in the geologic past.
     The department's primary goals are basic research and the training of scholars who will contribute to the future of these disciplines. The programs emphasize basic principles and concepts rather than applied aspects.

9. MIT - Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
     From the inaccessible depths of the terrestrial interior to the vast reaches of our galaxy, our planet and the natural systems surrounding it provide important clues to the course of our future. At MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), we examine the history and interactions of these systems in order to predict future events and states with greater accuracy.
     Our work encompasses elements of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, geobiology, atmospheric science, oceanography, astronomy, and planetary science. With a department this broad and deep, we are able to apply fundamental scientific principles across traditional borders, leading to rich interdisciplinary collaborations and programs of study. Undergraduate and graduate students alike will reach a more profound understanding of the origin, evolution, current conditions, and future state of the solid Earth, its fluid envelopes, and the complex solar system that encircles us.

10. MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
     From the inaccessible depths of the terrestrial interior to the vast reaches of our galaxy, our planet and the natural systems surrounding it provide important clues to the course of our future. At MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), we examine the history and interactions of these systems in order to predict future events and states with greater accuracy.
     Our work encompasses elements of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, geobiology, atmospheric science, oceanography, astronomy, and planetary science. With a department this broad and deep, we are able to apply fundamental scientific principles across traditional borders, leading to rich interdisciplinary collaborations and programs of study. Undergraduate and graduate students alike will reach a more profound understanding of the origin, evolution, current conditions, and future state of the solid Earth, its fluid envelopes, and the complex solar system that encircles us.

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