Global Change · Local Impact

Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! Geography is a diverse discipline united by its focus on global change and local impacts on humans and the environment. Our department was founded in 1932 and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the US. Our faculty have expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geospatial information science, focusing on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as agriculture and food, climate change, environmental conservation, geopolitics, geospatial sciences and big data analytics, and tourism leading to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector in Hawaiʻi. We are the lead department for the interdisciplinary online degree in Social Sciences of Oceans and the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH GEO Professor Marina Karides (@marina_karides), author of Sappho's Legacy: Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle, @SUNY is invited to share some of her favorite reading choices:

We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Aurora Kagawa-Vivani as a new faculty member to the GEO department. @akkagawa has a joint appointment with the Water Resources Research Center (@hawaiiwrrc).

Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) writes in the @TexasObserver about how the Supreme Court legalized racial profiling for the Border Patrol and why that policy should change

The Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai'i is hiring a permanent faculty Instructor to teach human geography courses. Application deadline is Sept 1. More info and application here:

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American Association of Geographers - A World of Possibilities Is Waiting for You with a Degree in Geography