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USQ is one of two universities in the world that is recognised by the United Nations (UN) Integrated Drought Management Program as having global leadership in drought research.

Understand climate change and assess the impact humans have upon the climate system by studying Climate Studies at USQ. USQ is home to the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (CACS) headed by Professor Roger Stone, one the world's leading researchers in climate change and extreme weather events. You will have the opportunity to conduct research projects, whether it be typhoons in Vietnam, floods in Pakistan or the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

Explore USQ's Applied Climate Science degrees

Percolating the impacts of climate on coffee

Approximately 80 per cent of Vietnam's coffee is produced in the Central Highlands regions. However, an increase in seasonal variations, water shortages, and extreme climatic events have all had a major influence on the production and forward-selling of Vietnam's coffee crop.

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