The natural sciences study everything from the smallest of particles to the entire universe. Thanks to research in these areas, we continue to increase our knowledge about humans and everything in our surroundings, with a view to creating a better environment to live in – locally and globally.
The University of Gothenburg is at the forefront of European marine research. Most of the marine research is conducted at the Faculty of Science. Members of the Faculty are not only engaged in a number of marine research projects on for example changes in the marine environment and biological diversity; they are also coordinating several international collaborations linked to marine environments. One-fourth of the research and third-cycle studies at the Faculty concerns marine issues.
Environmental science is another profile area where researchers at the Faculty have been successful for a long time. Research in this field spans several Departments and academic subjects, where atmospheric science and climate research are among the strategically most important. Other successful research projects focus on sustainable development and local climate effects.
The Faculty’s research within cultural conservation is unique in the country. In this field, researchers use a scientific approach to study topics with interdisciplinary links to the humanities, social science, art and architecture.
Other strong research areas include functional genomics, where scientists explore how genes control the body’s cells and organs, and our rapidly growing research environments in the fields of nanotechnology and aquaculture.
The Faculty’s research facilities are world class. At the Swedish NMR Centre, scientists study the smallest components of life using hi-tech spectrometers; Swedish and international researchers come to the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at Tjärnö and in Kristineberg to use the top-notch research vessels and labs.
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Meet some of our researchers.