Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES​

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


From surfer shorts to surgical drapes: New framework to reduce harmful chemicals like PFAS added to consumer goods, phase out non-essentials

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society. That’s the conclusion of…

A month in one of the world’s most polluted megacities – a scientist’s story

Delhi is like nowhere I’ve been before. The streets burst with people and noise and life. Clothes are brighter than elsewhere; the smells are stronger and deeper and ever changing. The food has more flavour.…

Risk assessment of new chemicals by EU is not transparent enough say ACES researchers

REACH is considered by many to be the best chemicals legislation in the world. But the high demands on the producers and importers are ineffective if the data they submit to the European Chemicals Agency…

Antifouling paints used on leisure boats are sources of contaminants to the environment

The concentration of antifouling paints used on leisure boats exceeds safety values in both water, sediment and soil, shows a new PhD thesis from ACES. “My research shows that the use of antifouling paints pollutes…

Clues of carbon release from thawing permafrost found in Arctic rivers

Arctic rivers may hold vital clues to the accelerated release of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost, shows a new study by researchers from ACES published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of…

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

Application for programmes and courses starting autumn 2019 is closed, but will open for late appications in July


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


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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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