About Geography

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Our research and teaching strengths include:

  • GIS and satellite remote sensing
  • Environmental management
  • Urban studies: housing, education
  • Energy issues
  • Tourism Geography

Geography 3rd Year Students 2011

For the 2017 academic year the department had 145 first year students, 134 second year students, 152 third year students and close to 100 postgraduate students.

Students mostly come from the faculties of Science, Humanities, Management and Education.

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