Biology is a scientific discipline of fundamental importance to our understanding of life and nature, and is the basis for a range of issues of central importance to humans, spanning from securing a sustainable environment, to the development of drugs.
The biology section of Uppsala University includes world leading research and PhD student programs. The education of bachelor and master students is at the European top level. The research and PhD programs are organized into research programs, covering a wide range of fields and located in departments at the Biomedical Centre (BMC), a facility shared with departments from the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy, and at the Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC), which also hosts the Museum of Evolution and a dedicated department of Biological Education. The broad coverage of biological sub-disciplines creates an exciting potential for interdisciplinary research, and enables us to offer advanced courses in many fields. The biology departments provide a dynamic environment with a highly international community of students, postdocs and faculty.
Building on the tradition of Linnaeus, biology at Uppsala University continues to contribute strongly to research and teaching, as indicated by excellent evaluations of education and a high success for competitive research funding. We welcome you as a visitor, collaborator, student, or member of our faculty and staff.
Lars Tranvik, Dean of Biology