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Meet our Students

Plastic dispersal, polar expeditions, human pressures and climate change on ecosystem processes – there are many ways to study the ocean at the University of Gothenburg.

Bachelor students

“The absolute most fun has been the field work weeks – to go out with the vessels and visit the marine research stations"

Josefin Lindell wants to work with protection, management, and preservation of biological diversity – something that feels completely right when environmental issues are on the agenda. In the Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science, she learns about all components of the ocean such as chemistry, physics, and biology.

"I want to work in the marine area, but also with communication, teaching and guidance"

Anton Dammand Dahlgren has always had a great interest in the ocean. That’s also why he chose to study the Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science at the University of Gothenburg: the proximity to the ocean. The programme is broader than you can imagine, and that feels good for the future. You will get a solid foundation to stand on.

"As long as I get to work with the ocean in some way, I’m fine with everything"

Enya Thuvesson has always been interested in the ocean. Therefore, she wants to work with the ocean in some way. She thinks the marine area is very fascinating, with all the processes and the connection between all the different parts of the ocean. Now she is studying the Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science.

Master students

"Professors are always happy to help and listen to our concerns"

Sofia is currently wrapping up her Master thesis in Physical Oceanography, where she has been working on plastics dispersal in the open-ocean. She really enjoys the informal and friendly atmosphere at the University of Gothenburg.

"I want to work towards a more sustainable use of our oceans"

With a Bachelor degree in Marine Engineering and after working a few years on cruise ships, Sebastian Packalén fell in love with the oceans. He chose to take a Master's degree in Sea and Society.

PhD students

"This was my best chance to conduct field research in the polar regions"

As a master's student in Physical Oceanography, Salar Karam joined the ITGC (International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration) in Antarctica. Now, he's a PhD student and studies the warming of the deep Arctic Ocean.

"As inhabitants of this Earth, we researchers have a responsibility to make our voices heard"

Astrid Hylén came to the West Coast of Sweden to realise a dream of becoming a marine biologist. But it was at the bottom of the Baltic Sea that she found her true passion: understanding the effects of human activity on our seas, and what we can do to save them.