The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is Finland’s most high-profile and extensive hub of research and teaching in the field. The Faculty educates experts to meet the needs of universities, research institutes, government, schools and the business sector.

The disciplines represented by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences are central to healthcare and medicine, the sustainable use of natural resources, the resolution of environmental problems, food production, and many other fields of industry.

The Faculty presently has two departments: the Department of Biosciences and the Department of Environmental Sciences. However, a new research programme-based structure will be launched in the beginning of the year 2018.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences also has biological stations at Kilpisjärvi, in Lapland, and Lammi, in Southern Finland, as well as Zoological station at Tvärminne on the coast of the Baltic Sea.