The study of the environment is as old as the history of human civilization, however modern field of environmental science developed from the growing public awareness and concern about environmental problems in the 1960s and ’70s. Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary research and academic field that incorporates the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes taking place on the Earth, as well as the social, political and cultural progressions that impact the planet. Environmental Science deals with all sort of interactions of the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment and also the relationships and effects of these components with the organisms in the environment. The field of environmental science with both applied and theoretical aspects is influential in informing the policies of governments around the world.
The field of environmental science has three core areas
- To learn how the environment works
- To understand how humans interact with the environment
- To determine how human affect the environment
Department of Environmental Sciences was established in 2004, at CUI Abbottabad campus. It is an integrated department designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of natural, biological and physical sciences in solving environmental problems. Main emphasis of the Department is to conduct globally recognized basic and applied research and deliver education of high international standard to build a skilled human resource that will contribute towards national and international decision-making and management of environmental and health risks.
Our faculty members are top research scientists, dedicated educators, advisors, and mentors. We contribute quality instruction and scientific expertise in the field of environmental sciences, both now and for the future, to meet the global challenges in the protection of the environment, mitigation of natural hazards, supplies of natural resources, and public awareness.