NIGLAS is one of the earliest research intuitions providing master’s degree program in China. In 1993, the institute began to provide doctor’s degree program in physical geography. Currently, NIGLAS provides 4 doctor’s degree programs, as well as 4 master’s degree programs in the same directions, in physical geography, human geography, cartography and geography information system, and environmental sciences. Moreover, there is a center for post-doctoral studies for those who want to further their study after being award a doctor’s degree. The institute also provides two professional masters programs in environmental engineering, and architectural and civil engineering. Currently, there are more than 80 professors. 170 graduate students and 20 postdoctoral fellows at NIGLAS. NIGLAS is aim to provide high quality talents with strong innovation ability and is a training center for talents in limnology, geology and environmental sciences.