Environment & sustainability

Maintaining the balance between our environment and human development is challenging, and sustainable solutions to problems such as increasing biodiversity loss, extreme weather events, urbanisation and climate change are more urgent than ever. You can make a real difference by equipping yourself for a career in environment and sustainability at ANU, the best university in Australia and one of the top 25 universities in the world for environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings 2017). Work alongside our world-leading researchers at fieldwork sites like Kioloa (our dedicated field site on the NSW south coast), Lake George, Kosciuszko National Park, or even at summer sessions in Vietnam and Fiji.

Career opportunities

You can choose from a range of careers as diverse as the environment itself. Many of our graduates are employed in policymaking within government, water resources management, environmental management, science journalism, urban planning and sustainability, fire management, international development, food security consulting, and climate change adaptation consulting. Others go on to complete a PhD in Australia or overseas.