School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

At the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences we are leaders in our field, nationally and internationally. We ensure that our graduates have real world skills to tackle current and future global challenges. Our students have access to rare specialist equipment and techniques, and opportunities to acquire practical and application-based learning through fieldwork. Our academic staff are committed to designing educational experiences that are engaging, challenging and relevant. Our degrees are taught by staff at the forefront of their fields of research, and this shines through in the quality of our graduates.

Zenobia Jacobs and Zaiping Guo
Emerging research stars receive $2.6M in competitive national funding 

Fellowships to develop high-power sodium-ion batteries and decrypt the history of human evolution.

UOW’s Centre for Archaeological Science (CAS) has over the last decade played a key role in the development and application of single-grain optically stimulated luminescence dating of key turning points in the evolution and behaviour of our own species—Homo sapiens— and also other human species, such as the “Hobbit” of Flores and Neanderthals in Europe. 

Dr Zenobia Jacobs (pictured, right), Head of UOW’s School of Earth & Environmental Sciences and researcher with CAS, has been awarded a Future Fellowship of more than $946,000 to continue her research into the evolution of early humans.

The Mike Morwood Memorial Website

A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.