Vision & Mission

 The Department strives to be: 

  • a national leader in education and research that is recognised internationally for academic excellence in the disciplines of environmental science, geography, geoinformatics, and meteorology; and

  • a department that provides an intellectual home for the rich diversity of South African academic talent, and that acknowledges its role in Africa.


The vision will be achieved by:  

  • encouraging academically rigorous and socially meaningful research that is recognised internationally for its quality and impact;

  • providing excellent education to promote the creation, application, advancement, transmission and preservation of knowledge in order to create flexible, live-long learning opportunities for productive citizens and future leaders;

  • being locally relevant with international recognition; and 

  • fitting into the broader vision and mission of the University of Pretoria.


Research and education in the Department of GGM revolves around a common theme, namely OUR CHANGING LIVING ENVIRONMENT, studied in the context of a cluster of disciplines comprising environmental sciences, geodesy, physical geography, human and urban geography, geoinformatics, meteorology and remote sensing.

 
 
 
Published by Christel Hansen

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