The Faculty's profile areas include environmental, marine and life sciences. The base in environmental science is varied and comprises most subject areas with several dynamic research programmes.
Prominent research environment in many different subject areas, for example marine sciences, systems biology, climate and polar research.
The Faculty Office of Science provides support to the faculty board, faculty management and the activities within departments and infrastructures. The mission of the office is to provide support for research, education and cooperation conducted within the Faculty of Science.. The office is a specialist function whose tasks include for example:
Those coming to the University of Gothenburg from abroad have a number of options when it comes to finding accommodation. However, there is a great deal of demand for accommodation, and you should be prepared to be flexible in terms of considering various types of accommodation to begin with.
As an exchange student, you can get help applying for accommodation see under Exchange Student Housing Services for more information.Free movers must find an apply for their own accommodation. Most students find a place to stay via Boplats Göteborg, the marketplace for rental apartments in Gothenburg.
There are eight libraries, two learning centres, and one National resource library (KvinnSam) which together constitute Gothenburg University Library.
Health care AkademihälsanYou can turn to Akademihälsan with any health problems you may have during your studies. Akademihälsan is the students occupational health service. It acts as a complement to other health and medical services. It is free for students.
Some of the biology departments are located near the Sahlgrenska Academy, an arrangement that provides a favourable base for the life sciences. In this area, the Faculty of Science and the Sahlgrenska Academy work together to stimulate common areas, such as cell and molecular biology. There are modern and well-equipped facilities for research in natural sciences and biotechnology at the Lundberg Laboratory.
Fitness centres FysikenThere are two student fitness centres in Gothenburg, with a wide range of activities, such as aerobics, ball sports, gym, dancing, water aerobics, outdoor pursuits, and a variety of courses. As a student you are entitled to a student discount membership.
The environmental management system at the Faculty of Science was certified in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001 in November 2005.