About the school
The School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) was established in 1993 and the name SERD was adopted after the EARTH Summit in Rio in 1992, emphasizing the important co-existence of environment and development.
SERD has been on the forefront of developing highly qualified and committed professionals who lead and guide the transition to sustainability in this region and the globe. This will be further important as Asia is the hotbed of economic activities and rapidly integrating into the global economy. Our post-graduate education, research and outreach have addressed multiple aspects of environment, resources and development through several academic and interdisciplinary programs at Master’s and Doctoral level, cutting-age research, and outreach and capacity building activities. Most of our postgraduate programs strive to address the SDGs.
The School of Environment, Resources and Development is committed to excellence in graduate education as well as research and outreach activities. Through its academic programs and outreach units, SERD has been working towards capacity building and human resource development in the areas of resource management, development studies, and energy and environmental management.
SERD responds to regional needs by mobilizing and enhancing capacities for socially, economically and environmentally sound development in partnership with public and private sectors. The School’s interdisciplinary approach integrates technological, natural and social sciences.
- SERD will continue its leadership role in offering excellent academic programs relevant to regional needs.
- SERD research will be concentrated toward focal area and are to be conducted by core teams
- SERD outreach will be community-service oriented
- SERD Programs will be consolidated and financially viable. The School/Program activities including the students, staff, faculty and curricula, will subject to quality
Our Core Values
Limelight of school creates linkages among regional, national and international universities not only for academic but also for research purposes. Some of them are interuniversity, inter- disciplinary and executive master programs. Dynamic of students and faculty are facilitating strong connections within the region and outside the world. Gender equality is also one of the aspects that the school is concerned about. Enrollment of students proves gender equality within the school. Currently 55% of females and 45% of male undertake their higher studies in SERD.
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Why study at our school
A message from the dean
A very warm welcome to the School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD). As Dean of the SERD, it is an honor to represent our incredible family of faculty, staff, and students. Our school takes pride in being a diverse and inclusive community comprising individuals from different backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, and genders.
For the last three decades, SERD has been committed to providing exemplary graduate education, research, and outreach activities on human resource development in the areas of resource management, development studies, and energy and environmental management. Our school, in partnership with the public and private sectors, specializes in aiding regional capacity-building needs.
The programs offered at SERD aim to develop students into highly devoted professionals with the necessary skills needed to lead the global transition toward sustainable development. Our curriculum embraces an interdisciplinary approach, allowing students to study multiple scientific perspectives and encouraging them to think innovatively. SERD is a great place to be for sustainable development enthusiasts looking to enrich their careers and make a real difference in the world.
It is my pleasure to invite you to join us for a truly life-changing academic experience. Please feel free to explore our school further either online or by paying us a visit on campus. I hope to have you here with us soon.
Prof. P. Abdul Salam
Dean | School of Environment, Resources, and Development
Professor | Sustainable Energy Transition Program
School of Environment, Resources and Development is home to three 3 departments, 18 programs, 6 centers, and institutes that explore the academic programs we offer.