The Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering (GIEE) was established in August 1977. In August 1985, the PhD. program was established. In August 1998, the master program was divided into two subprograms, the Environmental Science and Engineering and the Environmental Planning and Management.
Environmental problems induce complex effects not only on environmental quality itself but also on human health, resource security, economic vitality and social stability. Environment is an inseparable part of sustainability. To pursue sustainability requires knowledge of interaction between the components of the environment and between the environment and the anthroposphere. Building upon strong scientific foundation, the Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering (GIEE) continues to develop innovative technologies to address issues ranging from global scale like climate change to local scale like air, water and soil contamination. In addition to scientific and engineering endeavors, economic and social perspectives are also incorporated to identify driving forces of environmental problems and facilitate designing of governance and management strategies. With two programs – science and engineering division and planning and management division, the students are equipped with thinking and analytical skills with both depth and breadth. With emphasis on cultivating abilities of multidiscipline integration, students are able to meet the need of the ever-changing times and tackle realistic challenges, while the research results have contributed to the strengthening of the governments and the industries. Sustainability involves intertwining environment, economy and energy and demands integration of science, engineering, and management approaches.
2. Research Area
GIEE actively promotes interdisciplinary research that involves researchers from various academic fields. Academic and research development emphasizes on the fields of water quality control, air quality management, solid wastes treatment, environmental planning and management, environmental conservation, efficient uses of resources and energy, and environmental quality monitoring and assessment. We are dedicated to foster environmental engineering education and research, and strengthening collaboration between multidisciplinary to enhance both quantity and quality of research, in order to attend world-class standards as well as domestic leadership.
3. The Visions and Teaching Goals
We strive to provide the highest quality of education by constantly improving course curricular, cultivating both fundamentals and specializations, promoting ethics and social responsibility, as well as international vision and interdisciplinary leadership, to produce outstanding environmental engineers and researchers who can tackle the environmental problems we are currently facing.http://enve.ntu.edu.tw/