Research and teaching within the Department of Environmental Sciences focus on issues of sustainable development. This requires the incorporation of partners in society and industry. To strengthen this co-operation, an advisory committee was founded, giving representatives of industry and public authorities the opportunity to exchange ideas and views with the members of the department.
The committee acts as a channel for the interplay between the activities of the department and developing needs in society and economy. It also supports students embarking on a career upon graduating by organising places for students to gain practical work experience or to carry out projects for term or degree papers in a professional context. Conversely, it acts as a channel for feedback about marketable skills, abilities and qualifications from employers to the department. It thereby provides valuable imput for the future development and improvements to the curriculum.