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Box LG 209, Legon, Accra

Director's Welcome Message

I warmly welcome you to the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) at the University of Ghana, Legon main campus. The Institute, which is part of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, was established in 2010. The rationale for establishing IESS is to train the next generation of scientists that will have the skill and knowledge to innovatively tackle the environmental and sanitation issues in Ghana and beyond. Hence, exciting graduate programmes equip students with the facts, information, and skills to address environmental issues associated with waste management, mining, coastal erosion, deforestation, climate change, pollution, among others. Our graduate studies hinges on the relationship between society and the environment.

The multidisciplinary nature of our training continue to develop graduates who are well equipped and versatile with the necessary skills  to function effectively as researchers; have the competitive edge on the global job market; and ready to take up the challenges in managing the environment sustainably. Read more