Contact:+233 (0) 200955020 | +233 (0) 20 320 1141

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES)

About SNES

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) is one of the two schools under the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD). The school currently has four academic departments namely:

  1. Department of Biological Sciences
  2. Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  3. Department of Environment and Public Health
  4. Department of Geography, Geology and Earth Science
  5. Department of General Studies

The School has 25 qualified and experienced faculty with 13 Administrative Staff. The School’s programmes are focused on human development through the training of qualified professionals who provide the needed services in Ghana and the world at large. The school is committed to excellence in research, teaching and building a sustainable ecosystem that translates science and technology into action.   In line with the Philosophy and Mission of the University, the school strives to provide an integrative approach to learning and developing environmental professional leaders for roles in building healthy communities. The programmes of the school are structured in such a way that, it helps to facilitate the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) is motivated to train and produce graduates who are equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to be well-positioned as agents and partners in the identification and resolution of prevailing environmental and sustainable developments challenges.

The School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (SNES) provides the platform for understanding of natural and social environments, the processes that shape them, and the challenges that result from social, economic and environmental changes. The School is transdisciplinary encompassing perspectives and methods from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The academic discipline of the school is extremely broad in subject matter and approaches; it contains specialists covering diverse subjects but sharing concerns over places, spaces, and environments.

  • Research

In terms of research, the SNES focuses on pollution remediation and environmental resources management. The current research is focused on the following thematic areas:

  • Waste management and Public hygiene
  • Sustainable Management and Utilization of water
  • Conservation and maintain of ecosystem
  • Conservation of endangered species
  •  Insect-plants interrelationships
  • Sustainable energy resources
  •  Community Services

On Community Services the school is currently engaging the communities in the catchment area on the possibilities of collaborating to achieve the following:

  1. Reducing human-wildlife conflict
  2. Recycling waste bottles in Beads production
  3. Organic manure production
  4. Waste separation and recycle

  • Number& Qualification of Lecturers

The School currently has 25 qualified and experienced faculty members and is headed a Dean. All faculty members have a terminal degree in their various fields of studies. Below are the research interests of faculty members.

  • Climate change, food security, livelihood and adaptation
  • Environment and natural resources management
  • Disaster and crisis management
  • Governance, democracy and sustainable development in Africa
  • Regional integration in Africa
  • Environmental governance 
  • Public policy and administration
  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Geography
  • Medical Geography
  • Tourism Geography
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Gender Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Community Development
  • Cryptography;
  • Cloud Computing;
  • Information Security
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • multivariate Data Analysis.
  • Urban planning and disaster risk
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Stakeholder engagement in community development
  • Link between urban design and community safety and security
  • Lived experience of informal settlement dwellers
  • Green space management in cities and towns 
  • Climate Change impacts and adaptation research
  • Environmental Pollution Analysis
  • Environmental & Social Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Monitoring and Management
  • Pollution and Pollution Control
  • Ecosystems functioning and community livelihoods
  • Environmental Governance and Policy Research
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Environmental Quality Research
  • Socio-demographic determinants of health outcomes;
  • Climate change and health linkages,
  • Vulnerabilities and adaptation;
  • Migration and health-making migration work for the vulnerable;
  • HIV and AIDS as well as and other health risks among young most at risk populations including key populations;
  • Environmentally induced migration and health outcomes.
  • Quality of life and mental health research;
  • Health services research; and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Solid waste governance and financing;
  • willingness to pay for solid waste management services;
  • Food safety principles;
  • Occupational and environmental health and safety;
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
  • Population and health, specifically obesity and related issues;
  • Maternal and child health;
  • Reproductive health; fertility,
  • Migration and health.
  • Population and health, specifically family caregiving and related issues;
  • Elderly care and wellbeing of the elderly;
  • Gender and reproductive health;
  • Non-communicable diseases;
  • Maternal and child health;
  • Physical and mental health issues; and determinants of health.