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 Indiana University Bloomington

About the IPEwoods

This is your first step to discover what Indiana University Bloomington offers in academics, research, creative activities, and organizations focusing on the environment.

The Integrated Program in the Environment (launched in 2013) is the first phase in a reorganization of environmental studies at IU Bloomington as outlined in the  New Academic Directions report approved by the IU Board of Trustees in April 2011.  The program serves under the auspices of the  IU Office of the Provost and is jointly administered by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the IU College of Arts & Sciences.

The IU Integrated Program in the Environment brings together more than 100 faculty members–including world-renowned scientists and instructors.  It reaches across 25 departments and 5 schools within IU–one of the Big 10's top universities.  IPE encourages collaborations in the classroom, lab, field, outreach, and other activities.  Its interdisciplinary nature reflects not only the contributions of the individual scholars, but a commitment to cooperation and shared purpose necessary to prepare the next generation of scientists and leaders.



Our world faces significant challenges.  Be part of the solution.  Help guide the planet to a sustainable future by:

  • Exploring the critical issues affecting ecosystems, sustainability, climate, air, water, natural resources, and more;

  • Confronting issues at both local and global levels; and

  • Communicating information to the public and policymakers.

Indiana University's Integrated Program in the Environment will provide you with the tools to face the challenges.