The goal of Fudan University is to cultivate more and more all-round talents for modern China. Emulating the other successful institutions of tertiary and quaternary education at home and abroad, the University has been carrying out a series of daring experiments to integrate the various disciplines of learning and to utilize the abundant resources of a comprehensive university. After years of exploring and practicing, Fudan has now established its own curriculum and management system, both of which are unique and progressively improving.
Fudan consists of seventeen schools, ( which comprise sixty-six departments) and four independent departments: Physics, Chemistry, Macromolecular Science, and Environmental Science and Engineering. The University confers bachelor's degrees in sixty-eight academic disciplines, and master's degrees in two hundred and nine disciplines (with thirty-eight of them established by the University itself), and doctoral degrees in twenty-two Level I and one hundred and thirty-five Level II academic disciplines (with twenty-four of them established by the University itself). There are also twenty-five research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships.
Human beings are in face of unprecedented environmental challenges in the 21st century. As a result, environmental science has attracted world attention. The Chinese Government has identified environmental protection as its basic policy. To meet the demand of the rapidly growing environmental research and practice in China, to make full use of Fudan University’s comprehensiveness, and to train first-class environmental protection professionals, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering was founded in 1996. At present, the department offers mater’s and doctor’s degrees.
The Environmental Science and Engineering Department has a strong, young research and teaching team. There are six specialties under the department. They are environmental chemistry, atmospheric environment, environment monitoring, environmental ecology, environment programming and administration. The department aims at training well-grounded professionals of wide scope of knowledge, great motivation at work, high adaptability in scientific research, management and teaching. It stresses basic education, the ability to practice as well as the cultivation of outstanding scientific thinking. It places emphasis on expanding students’ scope of knowledge to endow them with a general idea of the environment-related interdisciplinary subject, high-tech development and prospects of application, so as to pave the way for their future research and development. Graduates of the department fit for occupations such as: environmental protection and monitoring, the control and harnessing of waste gas, waste water and industrial residue, the environmental quality assessment, sanitation and epidemic prevention, commodity proof-test and so on. They are highly adaptable and have a variety of choices in job-hunting. Currently the Department enrolls more than 60 undergraduates and 30 graduates every year (including doctoral graduates).