The natural sciences study everything from the smallest of particles to the entire universe. Thanks to research in these areas, we continue to increase our knowledge about humans and everything around us, with a view to creating a better environment to live in – locally and globally.
Our research spans vast areas – everything from basic science to applications for example in the fields of life science, biological diversity and environmental and climate studies. The Faculty’s conservation research is unique in the country. The University of Gothenburg is also a leader in European marine research and coordinates several large international research collaborations. The departments of physics, mathematics and chemistry are involved in far-reaching cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, and there is close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy and University Hospital in the life sciences. The Faculty’s research in the field of cultural conservation is unique in the country. In this field, researchers use a scientific approach to study topics with interdisciplinary links to the humanities, social science, art and architecture. The craft research is carried out in close cooperation with the Craft Laboratory.