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Our Study Facilities

Gothenburg is situated at the west coast of Sweden. Here you will find coastal waters with higher diversity of marine species than anywhere else in Sweden, along with a relieving proximity to the open sea. The marine research at the University of Gothenburg is prominent in several research fields, and all teaching is done by active researchers. This provides a solid foundation for your studies in a way that is unique in the Swedish context.

Our Study Facilities in Gothenburg

Most of our teaching takes place in Gothenburg. Here are the Department’s main secretariat, some teaching facilities, and several teachers and researchers situated.

Starting in the autumn semester of 2023, a large part of the University of Gothenburg's teaching and research in natural sciences is housed in a brand new building: Natrium.

Natrium will bring together biology, molecular biology, chemistry, marine sciences, environmental sciences, earth sciences, and conservation.

Our Study Facilites on board R/V Skagerak

In Gothenburg you will also find R/V Skagerak, the University of Gothenburg’s larger research vessel for education and research within the marine sciences.

On R/V Skagerak, teaching in all marine science disciplines takes place: biology, geology, chemistry, and physical oceanography. 

Home port for Skagerak is Nya Varvet in Gothenburg.

Our Study Facilities at Tjärnö and Kristineberg

We have study facilities at two research stations located on the Bohus Coast: Tjärnö Marine Laboratory and Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation. They are two of Europe’s most modern marine stations, with education and research within the marine sciences.

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is located at Sweden's most species-rich marine area in the northern part of Bohuslän province. Kristineberg Center is located at the Gullmar Fjord in the centre of Bohuslän province.

More about Kristineberg Center

Kristineberg Center for Marine Research and Innovation is located by the Gullmar fjord in the centre of Bohuslän province. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water system, lecture halls, accommodation, mess, as well as skilled and helpful staff.

At Kristineberg Center there is marine university education, and the research is mainly focused on ocean acidification, microlitter and innovation. Visiting researchers is a large and important group at Kristineberg.

More about Tjärnö Marine Laboratory

Tjärnö Marine Laboratory is located by Sweden's most species-rich marine area in the northern part of Bohuslän province. Here you find ships, field equipment, diving facilities, laboratories, sea water system, lecture halls, accomodation, dining hall, as well as skilled and helpful staff.

At Tjärnö Marine Laboratory there is marine university education and research within marine sciences, mainly evolution, aquaculture as well as nature conservation and management.

More about R/V Skagerak

R/V Skagerak is the University of Gothenburg’s larger research vessel for education and research within the marine sciences. R/V Skagerak is 49 metres long, 11 metres wide and with a displacement of 1000 tonnes.

The vessel has a crew of 5 and can accommodate 16 researchers and students. Home port for R/V Skagerak is Nya Varvet in Gothenburg.