Geography, Environmental Studies and Development Studies
At The University of Newcastle, we focus on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions. With the world continually changing we face new social, political, cultural and environmental challenges. Geography will provide you with an understanding of these contemporary challenges and the skills to help address their impacts on the environment.
Geographers study the environment of humans and the complex ways humans and environments shape each other. They aim to understand the processes that form cultural and physical environments, the geographical organisation of human practices and physical phenomena and the interplay between human practices, environments and social political objectives.
The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS)
CURS engages in research focused on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions.
We explore the challenges confronting urban and regional governance and the prospects for creating just and sustainable urban and regional communities, economies and environments. We do this from geographical and interdisciplinary perspectives.