Professor Shobhakar Dhakal

Since its establishment, School of Environment, Resources 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. They are organized through three Departments, namely:

1. Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change;

2. Department of Food, Agriculture and Bioresources; and

3. Department of Development and Sustainability.

At the heart of the School is the cohort of faculty and students working together creatively to make an impact on the society. Our faculty members represent more than 15 countries and have outstanding track records with demonstrated capabilities. With students from nearly 50 different countries, our school provides truly a multicultural learning atmosphere with innovative yet practical knowledge needed for the future professionals. We also take enormous pride that our alumnus hold leadership positions in universities and colleges, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and national and international organizations around the world.

We believe that today’s development and environmental problems cannot be addressed by pursuing single specific disciplines. We offer the academic programs, which are dynamic and multi-disciplinary, emphasizing trans-disciplinary research cutting across those multi-disciplinary boundaries. We seek to develop our students as a global citizen with regional perspectives, who is an agent of change in transforming societies. High-quality education, a dynamic and vibrant learning environment, multicultural experience, high quality research and active community and stakeholders’ engagement are our strengths.

We look forward to welcoming the prospective students to study with us; fellow faculty, researchers, partners and collaborators to collaborate with us in teaching, research and outreach; community members to engage in our action research; our own alums to continue serving as our ambassadors and help out your own alma mater; policy leaders to support and provide us the opportunity to be part of your activities so that we all together can achieve our common goal of sustainable development.

Welcome to SERD in the New Year 2020.

Professor Shobhakar Dhakal

Dean
School of Environment, Resources and Development