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Geography is a discipline that investigates environments of different kinds (urban, built, natural) by asking what processes, operating at different scales, have created those environments. It also focuses on places, asking why places have the characteristics they do. A key strength of Geography is the way it invites the physical and social sciences into conversation, to respond to questions about spatial processes, both physical and social, and the nature of places. Many Geographers see their discipline as making important contributions to the creation of more just societies and more sustainable environments.
Tuesday1:00 pm - 2:00 pmExplorations of the Last Interglacial: insights from a stable water isotope enabled climate model
Discovered: The Drowned Apostles
Scientists have discovered a range of ancient limestone stacks, just offshore from their iconic cousins, the Twelve Apostles on Australia’s south coast
Melbourne University, now with drones!
New opportunities in remote sensing and research data acquisition will be generated with the launch of a new drone project, the Melbourne Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Platform, also known as MUASIP.
Tassie fires linked to human-induced climate change, study finds
Research by Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher from the School of Geography
Thousands attend historic graduation ceremony
High fives for Science in ERA
The reputation of the Faculty of Science as a destination for world-leading research has been given a boost from ERA 2015
The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is embarking on an exciting period of growth. This follows its move into the Science Faculty at the start of 2015, and the recognition there of the importance of Geography’s capacity to work in and across both the social and natural sciences.
At Melbourne you can undertake a Geography major as part of a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Environments. These lead on to various Masters and PhD programs and a diversity of career opportunities.
Our current areas of world-leading research strength include international development, urbanisation, biogeography and earth surface processes, with an overarching interest in environment and environmental change. We are also embarking on a new specialisation in health geography.
Geography has been taught at the University for more than 50 years (for more on our history, see here). Whether you join our journey as a student, a researcher, a community/industry collaborator, or all three, we look forward to your participation in the next fifty years.
Professor Lesley Head
Head of School