Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES​

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


Almost half of all PhD students at Stockholm University are foreign

A new report from the Stockholm Academic Forum shows that the proportion of international PhD students in the Swedish capital has increased by 14 percentage points over the ten-year period 2008–2018. The biggest increases have…

Scientists call for more stringent regulation of chemical mixtures

Throughout life, we are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals that could potentially harm us in various ways. Whose responsibility is to regulate these chemicals and what should be done about it? Christina Rudén, Professor…

ACES to join FORCes in unraveling impact of air pollution on climate

The kickoff of Horizon 2020 project ”Constrained Aerosol Forcing for Improved Climate Projections,” or FORCeS, will be hosted by Stockholm University on November 6-7. The project is a transdisciplinary collaboration between 20 European partners and…

Persistent fluorinated chemicals in sea spray: clues from the Atlantic Ocean

Postdoctoral researcher Jana Johansson and PhD student Bo Sha have recently begun a 42-day field sampling campaign onboard the 29th Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise that will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, UK, to…

A quest for glowing particles inside Arctic clouds

It was 4 AM in mid-June 2019 when I met my supervisor Paul in the lab. We were going to an island in the Arctic. Amongst our luggage was a home-printer sized black box labelled…

Education of high quality

We offer a range of courses in environmental science and analytical chemistry. 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
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

How to apply and register

International programmes autumn 2020 are open for application. 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, analytical chemistry 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

At ACES, 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.

Interdisciplinary research with impact

Cutting edge research on global issues: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, and analytical chemistry


What cutting-edge research projects are ACES scientists working on?


Take a deeper dive into our research results through our publications.


Explore the main results of our scientific efforts through our posters.


ACES hosts a wide range of research facilities including advanced instrumentation, field stations, models and more.

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