Department of Environmental Science

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


Working life at Stockholm University a year into the pandemic

How are employees feeling after a year characterised by the coronavirus pandemic and working from home? What kind of reactions have reached the Human Resources Office and the trade union? And how do employees feel…

A Blue Year for the Baltic

A Blue Year for the Baltic 2020 – was it only bad? The pandemic tended to overshadow everything else, but let us forget about the terrible corona virus for a minute and consider if 2020…

Zoom disruptions: problems and outages due to heavy usage in the Nordic region

The coronavirus crisis has forced Nordic universities, including Stockholm University, to run their programmes largely online. Right now there are disruptions in the videoconferencing service Zoom throughout the Nordic region due to high usage in…

Department researchers secure solid funding despite Covid Pandemic

The Department of Environmental Science received a combined 59,4 million SEK (€5,8 million) in external research funding in fiscal year 2020. The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences…

Teaching at the Department of Environmental Science spring 2021

Based on current pandemic situation and responsible authorities’ recommendations, the teaching at the Department of Environmental Science will take place online during the first half of the spring semester 2021 (January – March). This means…

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

Courses spring 2021 are open for late 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 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.

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 our 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.


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

Research topics