Department of Environmental Science

Interdisciplinary research with impact. Problem-oriented education of high quality.​

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Department students among nine selected for quirky sci-art experiment

PhD students Kyra Spaan and Gabriel Freitas from the Department of Environmental Science are among the 9 young researchers selected to participate in the Baltic Sea Festival Science Lab, where the researchers will team up…

Anna Sobek is new Head of Department

Professor Anna Sobek is the new Head of Department from 1 January 2023. Since completing her PhD from Stockholm University in 2006, Anna Sobek has spent some time at the Swiss Centre of Excellence for Agricultural…

External funding to department researchers exceeds 9 million euros in 2022

Five researchers at the Department of Environmental Science have secured in excess of 20 million SEK (€1.8million) in the latest Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) funding rounds,…

Saving Resources Socials: a student-led initiative towards a greener university

It’s 3.30pm on November 3rd and there is unusually high activity taking place in the kitchen on the 4th floor of the Geosciences Building, Frescati. Sounds of furniture being dragged are interspersed with quick verbal…

Researchers: Additional chemicals must be included in the new Global Biodiversity Framework

The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework needs to consider additional groups of chemicals, according to a large international group of researchers, including researchers from the Department of Environmental Science. They published a perspective article and a…

Education of high quality

We offer a range of courses in environmental science. Our courses provide training that is tailored to your career aspirations, and offer pathways that can help you reach your potential.

Study counsellors

Environmental Science, Miljö- och hälsoskyd

How to apply and register

Application (second admission round) for courses spring 2023 is open. The Second admission round is for students who do not need a residence permit. Read more about application dates and registration.


Vi erbjuder ett naturvetenskapligt kandidatprogram i miljövetenskap, 180 hp. Programmet har tre inriktningar: biologi, geovetenskap eller kemi.

Master's programme

We offer master’s programmes, 120 credits, in environmental science and within environment and health protection (Miljö- och hälsoskydd).


Our courses provide training that is tailored to your career aspirations, and offer pathways that can help you reach your potential.

External Relations

Our ambition is to contribute to a sustainable society. For that, we provide support and expert advice to government agencies, private companies, non-governmental organizations, schools and other groups on a variety of issues.

Information & contact

Professor Ian Cousins
+46 (0)8 16 4012

Expert advice

Our researchers offer expert advice to media, government agencies, industry, schools and non-governmental organisations.

Commissioned research

We help government agencies and the private sector with laboratory and field investigations, data reviews and knowledge syntheses.

Strategic collaborations

On occasion and on a case-by-case basis, we engage in long-term strategic collaborations with external partners that share our commitment to sustainability.

Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm university

Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Geovetenskapens hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm