Welcome to the Department of Geology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM). Since its inception in 2015, the Department has rapidly grown both in the number of students and faculty. Our programs use scientific principles and methods to understand Earth, the environment, and life on a regional and planetary scale. In so doing, faculty and students tackle issues of pressing importance to society, including Oil and Gas exploration, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, climate change, evolution and the fossil record, atmospheric carbon remediation, and the sustainability of mineral and energy resources. This extent leads to collaborative interactions with many other departments on campus, such as Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and statistics.
Providing students with diverse opportunities to experience the joy of learning and the excitement of discovery has been an essential mission of the faculty since inception day. Undergraduate students pursue BS degree in any area of specialization represented by the faculty. Moreover, an interdisciplinary study among research groups as well as with other departments at AWKUM is common and encouraged.
Today, it is clear that our future depends on the sustainable use of Earth’s resources. The challenge of sustainability becomes tougher each day as Earth’s population grows, placing ever-increasing demands on global water, mineral, and energy supplies. Meeting this challenge is a fundamental goal of our teaching and research programs in sustainability science. Ultimately, progress at the national and international levels will require the integrated efforts of scientists and policymakers.