Welcome to the Asian School of the Environment!
We bring together geological, ecological, and social sciences with
data analysis to better understand the planet we live on. Our faculty,
research scientists and students tackle issues of vital importance to
society, including earthquakes, volcanic hazards, climate change,
ecology of oceans and forests, and the sustainability of natural systems
and resources. This breadth leads to multidisciplinary collaborations
both within the school and leveraging resources from many other schools
and centres on campus, such as the Earth Observatory of Singapore
(EOS), the Singapore Center for Environmental Life Sciences and
Engineering (SCELSE), the School of Social Sciences, and the School of
Physics and Applied Physics, among others.
Our undergraduate students have diverse opportunities to learn, mix
and apply the various fields of Earth science, ecology, and social
science to fundamental and contemporary issues. We have a unique program
that combines experiential learning with in depth laboratory work and
computer-assisted data analysis. Our field courses allow students to
connect theoretical concepts with the real world at multiple field study
sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and the US, where we
make inquisitive observations and address problems such as biodiversity
or environmental sustainability on the spot. We also offer a Minor in Environmental Sustainability, and a double major that connects the Earth and Environment with Public Policy and Global Affairs. Chemistry students can and do a Second Major
in Environmental Science with us. Graduate students pursue Ph.D.
research in any area of specialization represented by the faculty, see
our research page.
Undergraduate and graduate students from our department have gone on
to careers in industry, government, and academia. Current employers of
ASE alumni include RENERGii (Analyst), DBS (Sustainability Executive),
Facebook (Crisis Response Analyst APAC), DHI and Aecom (environmental
consulting), Singapore Land Authority, Nature Society Singapore, the
Ministry of Trade and Industry, NParks, WWF, Resort World Sentosa and
many more. ASE alumni who have chosen to pursue a career in academia can
be found doing research at the British Geological Survey, United States
Geological Survey, and NASA, and pursuing PhDs at EOS, ASE, Harvard
University, and the Geophysical Institute at University of Alaska, US.
Our future depends on environmental stewardship and the sustainable
interactions between nature and society. These challenges become more
formidable each day as Earth’s population grows, and climate change
continues unabated with a resulting impact on our habitable environment.
Tackling these challenges requires scientists and policy makers to work
together and at ASE we are committed to prepare the next generation of
students that will meet these challenges.
Enjoy our website and contact us with questions about any of our programs!
Professor Fidel Costa, Chair of ASE