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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's 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.

"It's an incredibly beautiful study environment"

Maja Piscator Klasén chose the Master's programme in Marine Science to get a broad marine education to improve her chances for an international career. For her master’s degree in marine biology, she studied the reproduction of Corynactis chilensis – a species closely related to corals found off the coast of Chile.

"Having a close contact with the professors and staff is what I really like."

Right now, Michaela Edwinson is  in Cape Town, South Africa for about one and a half month joining the cruise of the international QUICCHE project. She love her work with different instruments such as gliders and meeting a lot of people in connection to that.

"I did my internship at the Ministry of Environment, and attended meetings in both Brussels and Montreal."

When Lukas Lind understood that the master’s programme in Sea and Society was an interdisciplinary education focused on marine issues from several perspectives, he got interested. His master's thesis investigates the motivations of volunteer beach cleaners in Norway.

"Take the opportunity to network with guest lectures and at study visits"

When Eric Strömberg began his master's studies, he didn't know what he wanted to work with in the future. During the second year, he found his calling – marine spatial planning.

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.

"Hopefully we can contribute to better models to predict toxic algal bloom"

Milad Pourdanandeh spends his days digging deeper into the field of marine chemical ecology. His focus is on the interaction between phytoplankton and copepods – a type of zooplankton – and the defence mechanisms that the “scent” of copepods triggers in phytoplankton.