Our educational programmes in environmental sciences and management are based on a multidisciplinary approach centered on sustainable development.
At the crossroads of disciplines
The environment is an object of study that goes beyond the separation between disciplines, its teaching is therefore transdisciplinary. The programmes provide knowledge and skills in scientific, technical, legal, economic and political subjects.
In this perspective, the courses are accessible to bachelor's and master's graduates in a wide range of basic disciplines (chemistry, engineering, social sciences, etc.). The programmes offer this varied audience of students transversal tools and specialised knowledge. In addition, this diversity allows students to learn to work with professionals from other disciplines and to popularize knowledge, which is a valuable skill in environmental communication.
The courses prepare future professionals to diagnose and take action in complex and changing professional situations in a wide range of environmental careers.
Studying the environment and sustainable development requires innovative teaching methods in line with current and future challenges. Teaching activities, like research activities, are thus problem-oriented: the approach is meant to be as close as possible to the field and to the ways environmental issues are managed. Problem-based learning requires to take into account the issues raised by the different actors involved in a situation.
The Department of Environmental sciences and management offers a unique programme that aims to provide you with scientific knowledge but also skills for the integrated solution of societal problems. It aims to train professionals who are able to act as frontline actors to structure and manage these problems while taking into account all actors issues.
Our innovative teaching methods include :
- A student-centered learning structure ;
- A multidisciplinary approach ;
- Team work to develop your ability to collaborate with different actors working on the same problem ;
- A methodology to understand real, complex and controversial situations ;
- A central position dedicated to practical exercises and field work ;
- The development of your ability to manage intercultural relations, fostered by contacts with international students from about 25 countries on the campus.