Mission Statement

We explore the ways in which place, space and landscape are involved in the operation and outcome of social and biophysical processes. We seek to make sense of the differences from place to place, and the connections between them. We are committed to cutting-edge research that matters and makes a difference, intellectually and practically. We believe that no single set of ideas or methods can ask all the important questions or provide all the appropriate answers, and together we draw on and contribute to the arts and humanities, the social sciences and the bio-physical sciences. We strive for a critical and ethical approach to the world and our place within it. We are determined to integrate our research and our teaching, and to provide a dynamic and diverse curriculum for a dynamic and diverse world.