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E-IPER students and staff at the annual program retreat, 2013.

Stanford's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and
Resources (E-IPER) trains the next generation of interdisciplinary scholars and leaders to address the world's most challenging environmental and sustainability problems.

E-IPER students combine academic disciplines, including natural and earth sciences, engineering, economics, humanities, social sciences, law, health, policy, and business to yield new insights and novel solutions to urgent global problems, such as energy use, climate change, food security, freshwater availability, depletion of ocean resources, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.

E-IPER offers a PhD in Environment and Resources and, for students in Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, and School of Medicine, a Joint MS in Environment and Resources in conjunction with their professional degree (MBA, JD, or MD). E-IPER's degrees are awarded by the School of Earth Sciences.