Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

VU University Amsterdam

Geo-environmental Sciences

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Geo-environmental Sciences

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Program Description:

Mankind is responsible for changes in the hydrological cycle and for accelerating the greenhouse effect, soil erosion and climate change. In order to unravel the extent of man's impact on our planet, you first have to gain a thorough understanding of how the earth functions as a system.There are a multitude of relationships between meteorology and the exchange of substances between land water and air. You will encounter sometimes unexpected effects of human action and face the challenge of determining the best way of counteracting harmful consequences. The Master’s programme in Geo-environmental Sciences offers you a solid scientific basis for studying and getting to grips with the influence of mankind on the earth as a system.With a Master’s degree in Geo-environmental Sciences under your belt, the world is your oyster. Every day, the realization grows that we need to know how the earth is being affected. Whether the issue in question is reforestation of agricultural land, cloud forests in Puerto Rico or desertification in Spain; as a geo-environmentalist you are ready to take on the world!

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