ESSAND : Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management

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About ESSAND

General Information

Name:
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management
Acronym:
ESSAND
Type:
Interdisciplinary Graduate School under Faculty of Technology and Environment
Established:
2014
Motto:
Our Soul is for the Benefit of Mankind
Location:
Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, 80 Vichitsong-kram Road, Kathu, Phuket, THAILAND 83120
Email:
essand@phuket.psu.ac.th

Background

           ESSAND has been established from the concept of Professor Emeritus Dr. Prida Wibulswas, a distinguished member of the Prince of Songkla University Council and the Chairman of the Phuket Campus Council, envisioning the necessity and importance of ESSAND’s establishment for producing knowledge, technology, and personnel via graduate system and research for finding approaches for preventing and solving natural disaster and environmental problems of the country and the world with the particular emphasis on research that responds to the development of Andaman region. ESSAND has later been approved by the Prince of Songkla University Council. Prince of Songkla University has assigned Asst. Prof. Dr. Chinnawat Surussavadee as the first Director of the Establishment Project of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management since February 7, 2014. The ESSAND’s office had the grand opening ceremony on July 4, 2014.

Philosophy

         The Programs in Earth System Science aims to produce graduates, who are fully equipped with high-level knowledge and research skills in the field of Earth System Science, and can create new knowledge and integrate interdisciplinary knowledge for preventing and solving natural disaster problems and managing natural resources and environment. Global change has occurred rapidly. Natural resources and environment have been degraded quickly. Natural disasters become more intense and occur more often globally leading to invaluable economic, environmental, and social losses. Environmental and natural disaster problems are major causes that threaten global development in many aspects. Understanding these issues requires the integration of knowledge across many disciplines. Developing new knowledge and technologies that will help solve these problems are the goals of this curriculum.