Students on a research vessel.
Field work on R/V Skagerak in the course Marine Chemistry.
Photo: Göteborgs universitet

Study Facilities at the Department of Marine Sciences

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.

Study Facilities in Gothenburg

The Botany building is close to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Here are the Department’s main secretariat, some teaching facilities, and several teachers and researchers situated. The building also accommodates education and research within biology and environmental sciences.

In 2023, we will move our activities to Natrium, the new Life Science Centre located close to Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 

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

Home port for Skagerak is Nya Varvet in Gothenburg.

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.