School of Resource and Environmental Sciences is an intellectually vibrant, research-intensive academic department in the center of Chinese geography. The School has been excellent in its core disciplines. We have joined several significant projects like International joint-research projects, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, National “973” projects (national basic research program of China), National “863” Hi-tech projects (National High-tech R&D Program) and other key projects with different enterprises. The School is comprised of six departments which are Department of Cartography and Geo-information Engineering, Department of Geo-information Science, Department of Environment Science, Department of Environment Engineering, Department of Land Resource Management, Department of Resource Environment and Urban-Rural Planning. The School provides 7 Bachelor programs, 6 Master Degree Programs and 7 doctoral Degree Programs.
At present, the School have more than 1300 undergraduate students, and approximately 600 graduated students including PhD students. The School enjoys tremendous faculty strength, with a 119-member full-time faculty, among which, there are 46 professors (including 35 doctoral tutors), 3 Academicians (guests), 2 Changjiang Scholars and 1 teacher received national award. Our School always dedicate to cultivate our young teachers. The proportion of young professors at the SRES is relatively high up to 40% than average.
In recent years, the School has obtained great achievements in teaching and scientific researches both within and out of China. In respect of teaching, the School has obtained one second prize at the national level and two first prizes at the provincial level. In respect of researches, the school has boasted four prizes from the national scientific and technological progress award, 30 prizes from scientific and technological progress award at provincial or ministry level, several national invention awards and eight patents for invention. The GIS software altas 2000 developed in the School comes up to top in the testing which organized by the State Scientific and Technological Commission.
The School has already established academic relations with many famous universities, organizations and enterprises in the world in terms of mutual visits, collaborative scientific research and joint education programs such as 2+2 program for University of waterloo, 2+2 program for Iowa State University.
The School own the best teaching and experimental center with area of 1000m2. The center composed by several sub labs, including Environmental Biology Lab, Environmental Chemistry Lab, Environmental Biology Lab, Land Information Engineering Lab, Geography Lab, Geographic Information Lab, Digital Mapping Lab, Image and Graphics Output Lab, Network Center and Large Facilities Center.
All of students and faculty in the School are full of enthusiasm for their working, studying as well as focus on continuous innovation, continue to be subject construction, strengthen the teaching, research, social services and personnel, striving to build a better School of Resource and Environmental Sciences together.