School of Geosciences

Welcome to the School of Geosciences, a dynamic and varied group of disciplines made up of Geology, Geography and Geophysics.

Our research and teaching on environment, sustainability, cities, coastal studies, climate change and similar themes means we are addressing national priorities and issues of importance to people in Sydney, throughout Australia and around the world. As a student in the School of Geosciences you will learn how to analyse problems, work out solutions, and communicate these clearly to others. Your studies will reward you with valuable skills to launch a professional career often involving international travel, out-of-doors work in exotic locations, and the ability to contribute to better environmental futures. Read more

Latest News

  • Billy Haworth at the IAG Conference

    With support of the IAG, Geosciences PhD candidate Billy Haworth recently attended the IAG annual conference in Adelaide.

  • Staff Spotlight: Lan Hui

    Part of Lan's role involves fostering good working relationships and creating collaborative teaching arrangements, postgraduate student exchange and research opportunities between the School of Geosciences and international universities.

  • Solving Earth's Giant Jigsaw Puzzle of Tectonic Plates

    Plate tectonics drives earthquakes and volcanism, forms precious mineral deposits and controls the planet's long-term carbon cycle. But why do we have just a few large plates, and many tiny plates? Does it matter? These questions have now been answered by a French-Australian-Swiss team, including Professor Dietmar Muller and Dr. Maria Seton from the University of Sydney School of Geosciences in the journal Nature on 15 June 2016.

  • Vivid Ideas: Data - Transforming Science and Society

    Professor Phil McManus is a member of a multi-national research team (Nepalese, Indian and Australian - both Sydney and UNSW) that secured a total of almost $1 million CAD for their project titled Climate Adaptive and Water Management Plans for Cities in South Asia.

  • Dance of the Continents with Dr Sabin Zahirovic

    The School of Geosciences is proud to support National Reconciliation Week, celebrating and building respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.