The Earth's population increases by more than 225,000 people every day! The inevitable overload for the balance of the natural systems on which we depend makes the understanding and management of these systems fundamental to the existence of a sustainable future. The urgency of this problem has led the European Community to consider, in its strategic development program (Horizonte 2020), climate change, resources and raw materials as key domains to the future of Europe, decreasing its dependence relative to other parts of the world. This concern led Portugal to elaborate on the National Strategy for Geological Resources (DR176, 11/9/2012).
Geology undoubtedly has a prominent place in the effort to achieve these commitments. The Course of Geology at the University of Évora was structured in order to guarantee its graduates a solid training, based on field observation, characterization of geological materials, recognition of the main analytical methods, as well as the use of these domains to understand the evolutionary processes in the planet Earth. Central issues of this degree are also the exploitation of natural resources and intervention in interdisciplinary fields, such as environment, restoration of architectural heritage, or support to the civil construction industry. The interaction with several research centers, classified as Excellent, makes the graduates in Geology at the University of Évora professionals solidly prepared for the challenges of the future.
About the School
A Universidade de Évora é uma das universidades do sistema de ensino superior público português e, por conseguinte, tem por missão.