The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences conducts world-class multidisciplinary research in environmental sciences and life sciences. Our broad-based research ranges from the investigation of the molecular structures of life to major questions relating to the ecosystem, as well as human health and wellbeing.
Leader in research

Our international and high-quality research units and groups carry out basic biological and environmental research whose results are needed and used at an accelerating rate to tackle challenges associated with the wellbeing of humans and the environment. Our broad-based basic research offers limitless opportunities for the public utilisation of research findings.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is a leader in research in the following fields:

  • Ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Genetics, genomics and cell biology
  • Molecular plant biology
  • Structural biology and virology
  • Neurobiology

We promote research that responds to challenges pertaining to environmental change and sustainable development: Arctic research, Baltic research and urban studies.

We participate in several national and international research projects and networks.