School of Geographic Sciences
The School of Geographical Sciences has 70 faculty members (including 61 full-time teachers) and more than 800 students. There are six undergraduate majors in geography (normal), geographical information science, physical geography and resource environment, environmental science, human geography and urban-rural planning, tourism management, and three master degrees in land resource management, subject teaching (geography) and municipal engineering.
The school attaches importance to the development of teaching staff, gradually formed a teaching staff team with high moral quality and professional quality. There are one expert of “100 people of Chinese Academy of Sciences”, one person in charge of the national excellent youth project, 25 professors and associate professors. 84.15 % of the total number of full-time teachers have Ph.D. degrees. Since 2008, the school has made great progress in teaching and scientific research, presided over 23 projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and undertaken many provincial (ministry), municipal (department) and horizontal cooperation projects, mainly focusing on environmental evolution, coastal ecology, regional spatial analysis and planning.
The school has a laboratory of “surface process”, an analysis laboratory of “elements of environmental evolution”, and a key laboratory of “spatial data analysis and application” in Nantong, which are jointly built by Jiangsu Province and the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China. Geographical science is a key discipline and a key specialty at the school-level.
The school attaches importance to improving the quality of personnel training. Students have presided over and completed a number of national and provincial innovative training programs for college students, the school has obtained national, provincial, ministerial and municipal awards. It has established cooperative relations with universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Korea, and the region of Taiwan, , and started programs of mutual recognition of credit and sent students abroad for long-term study or short-term exchange. Students’ employment is increasing.