Message from the Head of School

Prof. Colin Price
Prof. Colin Price

When we talk about the Environment, it literally includes everything.  From the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.  However, with the world population now above 7 billion people, the environment is being stressed and challenged both locally and globally.  Perhaps the biggest global environmental problem today is global warming with all the implications on our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.  We are using more natural resources than is sustainable on the Earth, resulting in the destruction of our forests, the acidification of our oceans, and the polluting of our air.  Furthermore, more and more people are living in large urban environments with the associated problems of transportation, overcrowding, pollution and poverty.  The changes in our environment are also leading to conflict and more recently migrations of populations.  It is up to us to address these problems, and to figure out the sustainable, innovative solutions in our changing world.


In the Porter School we try to look at the Environment from a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary point of view, with Researchers and Professors from all nine TAU Faculty contributing to teaching and mentoring graduate students.  Whether looking at renewable energy, green architecture, public health, environmental justice and law, urbanization, or climate change, the Porter School combines the expertise of scientists across the university to produce Israel's ground breaking research in the field of the Environment.  Tel Aviv University is Israel's leader in environmental research and teaching.


The Porter School offers graduate degrees of all kinds.  These degrees include: an international MA degree in Environmental Sciences in English; a Master degree with or without a research thesis; and a PhD degree for doctoral students We look forward to welcoming you at the Porter School.


Prof. Colin Price

Head of PSES

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