Geography and Environment

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    Message From Head

    Dr. Md. Anowarul Islam

    Head of the Department

    The Department of Geography and Environment was opened at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in 2010, which is now established as one of the most prominent disciplines under the School of Physical Sciences. This reputation was earned based on research excellence in the field of environmental changes, social and economic geographies, as well as geospatial techniques. Along with that long-standing commitment to nurturing collegiality spirit and mutual respect between staff and students make this department is unique.
    The major perspective of our department is to achieve geographical knowledge and efficiently manage the environment to meet the goals of sustainable development that help to keep pace with the modern world.
    Our discipline focuses on a wide range of issues, including human-nature interaction, cultural landscape and the economic progress of a city or country, climate and related disputes, as well as global political dimensions. We mainly emphasize empirical fieldwork with deep theoretical analyses to gather spatial knowledge as well as accumulated historical and present data to formulate the future scenario of a specific place. Geographical concepts illuminated us to solve regional and global problems.
    Each year, all students have the opportunity to visit geographically important places as part of their study course. Both graduate and undergraduate students conduct research work in various places in Bangladesh including remote areas to complete projects and thesis courses.
    The department faculty members are active in the research arena and regularly published their work in national and international journals.
    As a head, I’m pleased to encourage you to know the activities of our department by browsing these web pages. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the department.

    Dr. Md. Anowarul Islam
    Department of Geography and Environment
    Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
    Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh