The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management was disestablished on 1 January, 2017.

Following a review, the school was merged with the School of Earth Sciences to create the new School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences website can be found at https://sees.uq.edu.au/

Mr Tung Phan is using his Masters in Environmental Management to advise the Vietnamese Government on Planning projects.
Mr Tung Phan is using his Masters in Environmental Management to advise the Vietnamese Government on Planning projects.

Tung Phan is using his Masters in Environmental Management to advise the Vietnamese Government on Planning projects.

Studying in Australia was a chance for Tung Phan to broaden his knowledge of environmental management and develop skills, which he uses in his role as a Government Official in the Planning Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Tung studied a Master of Environmental Management at UQ, majoring in Sustainable Development. He received an AusAID Australian Development Scholarship, an Australian Government initiative to strengthen human resource capacity in Australia's partner countries to contribute to long-term development needs and promote greater stability within the Asia-Pacific region.
 
“The best part of my program at UQ was that it broadened my horizons while improving my confidence and English skills,” he said.
 
“I took courses in areas from environmental policies to planning for cleaner production. The knowledge and skills I gained help me to better carry out my work as a Government Official in the Planning Department.”
 
In Tung’s current role he appraises planning projects to submit to the Minister for approval, prepares reports on management performance of fields under the administration of the Ministry and develops plans in accordance with the functions and duties of the Planning Department.
 
“UQ is a prestigious university and having an international degree is highly regarded in Vietnam,” he said.
 
“My Master of Environmental Management helped me to develop my skills and increase my employability.”
 
“My advice to other international students is to be proactive in your studies, homestay or live with Aussies to help you learn more about Australia and its culture, and enjoy the experience!”
 

Last updated: Aug 7, 2013