Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES​

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


Cleaner air leads to longer lives

Measures to reduce air pollution between 1990 and 2015 in three major Swedish cities have led to an increase in average life expectancy at birth by up to one year, according to a recent PhD thesis…

New method to filter out the microplastic effect

While research into the effects of microplastics has expanded greatly in the past decade, important questions about what concentrations are hazardous in water still remain unanswered. Moreover, water contains naturally occurring suspended particles, such as…

Stockholm ranked among world’s top 50 Student Cities

Which is the best student city in the world? Stockholm is ranked 37th based on QS Best Student Cities 2019.  Published annually, the ranking show the best urban destinations for international students based on different…

Where do microplastics go in the world’s oceans? ACES students in search for answers in Pacific marine snow

Microplastics are small (less than 5 mm) pieces of plastic litter. They mainly originate from the breakdown of plastic debris in rivers and seas, but are also flushed out from other sources such as personal…

ACES scientists involved in large research grant for developing green chemistry

The Swedish financier Mistra and industry partners are collectively investing SEK 100 million in the four-year research program SAFECHEM, which aims to create a sustainable chemicals industry and reduce exposure to hazardous substances. Of all…

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

Apply now for spring 2020 studies! 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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