Along with the development of spatial information technology, School of Remote Sensing was founded in 2006 comprising the former, long established four departments. Now we have 4 undergraduate programs,2 master’s programs and 1 doctor’s program. Geography was awarded as key discipline by China Meteorological Administration and Jiangsu provincial department of education.
Our undergraduate degree courses cover a range of world issues from climatology to environment and planning to work, employment and development. We emphasize the students' abilities of application and innovation in our courses by gaving them a variety of opportunity to practice. Career planning is built into the courses and the students will gain valuable transferable skills in IT and team working. Now we have 60 teachers, 38 of them are doctors, including 6 professors, 17 associate professors. Moreover, we have ten adjunct professor form all over the world. At postgraduate level, we offer Masters programs in Geography and 3S and Meteorological Application, and PhD programs in 3S and Meteorological Application. All our courses combine the practical with the theoretical applied to 'real world' problems. All courses are modular and each course is a combination of mandatory or core modules plus a variety of optional courses. Now we have about 800 registered students, including undergraduation and postgraduation.
As well as large teaching laboratories, the excellent facilities include specialised analytical and research laboratories. Our strong research environment focuses on key issues at natural disaster prevention, global change and regional response, climate resource exploitation, and land planning and utilization. We have 6 research groups and a Innovative Team of Land Surface Process Remote Sensing. In the last 5 years, the research laboratories have worked on more than 130 projects, mainly on 6 research area: natural disaster and its prevention technology, climate resource and its fine exploitation technology, surface parameters retrieval and environmental monitoring technology, GIS software development and signal integration and amalgamation. Internationally, we have teaching and research partnership arrangements with universities in America and Australia.