Are you interested in our planet, its evolution through time, the environment and a sustainable future? At the Department of Earth Sciences you learn about the processes and events that have built and continue to shape the conditions of Earth. Using this as a point of departure for understanding the complex world we live in, and how we effect it, is one of the great challenges of mankind.
Uppsala University has one of the most comprehensive academic departments of Earth Sciences in Europe, according to international assessments. Its unique width in education and research, and its extensive global fieldwork, contribute to our knowledge about the properties, systems and development of planet Earth.
The education at CEMUS gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of courses within the environment, development and sustainability field. Our interdisciplinary courses aim to complement other courses at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. They are built on a close collaboration between students, teachers, researchers, university administrators and societal actors.
Study at Campus Gotland
Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland is located in Visby, the island’s main town. Visby is a medieval town that has been marked as a historical site by the UNESCO World Heritage programme. A popular landmark is the fortress wall dating back to the 13th century, which surrounds the old city.
The Department of Earth Sciences receive many students and doctoral students from abroad and we pride ourselves of having around 30 nationalities at our department.
As a student here you also have unique opportunities to study abroad. We have own exchange agreements with universities. Other ways of exploring the world is Minor Field Studies for students who want to learn about developing countries and development issues or traineeships at companies, organisations and universities in Europe.