The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne has an international reputation for high quality research and teaching in the disciplines of Geography, Atmospheric Science and Geology.
The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (SGEAS) was formally established on the 1 April 2021, following the merger of the Schools of Geography and Earth Sciences. The new School synergises discipline strengths in Geography, Atmospheric Science, and Geology. The School offers strong undergraduate, graduate and research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science.
With strengths in both the spatial (local to global) and temporal (deep time as well as recent) dimensions of environmental change, and the human contributions to these, the new School is dedicated to achieving a better future for our students, society and the environment.
We are committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Australians through involvement with the Indigenous Knowledge Institute, research and teaching partnerships with Indigenous communities. The new school contributes strongly to the key areas of Place, Community, Education, Discovery, and Global in the University’s Advancing Melbourne Strategy.
Indigenous connections to Country
An important element of teaching and learning within our School is to acknowledge Indigenous connections to country, and we are committed to empowering Indigenous communities and making the University of Melbourne a more inclusive place for Indigenous people through robust research partnerships and engagement with communities.
Geographic studies and the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences have a long history at the University of Melbourne.
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Diversity and inclusion
The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive, and equitable environment for all staff, students and visitors.