Department of Environmental Science

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

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Birgit Wild is one of four researchers at Stockholm University to receive ERC Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded starting grants to 14 Swedish researchers, of which four are based at Stockholm University. Birgit Wild, Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science is one of the…

More than 100 Swedish researchers sign petition for international panel on environmental toxins

Hundreds of researchers signed a petition addressed to the Swedish Minister for Climate and Environment Annika Strandhäll to support the establishment of an international panel on environmental toxins. The International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP)…

Exemptions granted for dumping contaminated sediments in Baltic Sea fail to consider risk to marine environment

Large amounts of often polluted dredged sediments are being dumped in the Baltic Sea – even though it is banned, shows a new study by researchers from Stockholm University (the Department of Environmental Science among…

Harmful Boomerang: PFAS Pollution in Ocean Comes Back to Land

Many of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that end up in the ocean boomerang back to shore after they are re-emitted into air with the crashing of waves, according to a study by researchers…

External funding to Department researchers “considerable” in 2021

Twelve researchers at the Department of Environmental Science have secured in excess of 40 million SEK (€3,9 million) in the latest Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) funding…

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

The first admission round is open. Application deadline 17 January 2022. 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.

Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm university

Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Geovetenskapens hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm