Department of Environmental Science

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


New year, new decade, new name!

We are excited to announce that in an effort to more accurately reflect the mission, ambitions and education objectives of our department, the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, aka ACES, officially changed to the…

Cod severely affected by thiamine deficiency in the Baltic Sea

Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is an essential vitamin for all animal cells. Newly published research shows that a population of Atlantic cod found in the Baltic Sea is severely affected by thiamine deficiency. The work,…

ACES researchers secure 27,4 million SEK in research funding from Swedish agencies

Six ACES researchers have excelled in the latest Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) funding rounds, attracting more than 27,4 million SEK (€2.6 million) for 8 projects. The funding…

It’s a Wrap – New book marks end of successful Swedish-Chinese collaboration on environmental contaminants

Researchers from ACES and colleagues from other Swedish universities recently wrapped up a highly successful eight-year Swedish-Chinese research collaboration on environmental contaminants in the Yangtze River delta of China. Among them was ACES professor emeritus…

Third edition of ACES-led eScience course was successfully held in northern Sweden  

A week of atmospheric science combined with steamy saunas, brave winter dips, and day hikes in one of Sweden’s most pristine national parks was on offer at Abisko Scientific Research Station in northern Sweden in…

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

Programmes and courses autumn 2020 will open for application 16 Mars. 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

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.

Research topics