The Ångström Laboratory is one of Europe's most advanced laboratories for materials and energy research.  


Uppsala Biomedical Centre is a world known centre for life science.




Chemistry at Uppsala University

We have been teaching chemistry for more than 250 years. The professional achievements of the great number of chemists graduated over the years, of which two got the Nobel prize in Chemistry, have helped to build up an excellent reputation with academic institutions and employers in countries throughout the world.

We have research and education within all disciplines of chemistry distributed over two of the University's modern campus areas; The Ångström Laboratory - which is one of Europe’s most advanced laboratories for materials and energy research - and Uppsala Biomedical Centre - which is a renowned centre for life science.

As a student you come into daily contact with researchers in the frontline of international science. All of our teachers are active researchers and in many courses you will have access to the same instruments that are used in their research. We have an open and friendly environment that encourages discussion and participation.

Prominent Research Areas

The research in Chemistry at Uppsala University includes both fundamental research in all major disciplines of chemistry and strong cross-disciplinary research, including world-leading groups in e.g. energy storage and conversion, biomaterials, and analysis of biological samples. To give you a flavour of the range of the different research areas, we only mention a few below. Before you choose the topic for your Master Thesis, you will have the opportunity to speak to members of all research groups in chemistry:

  • Artificial photosynthesis and biomimetics are dealing with photobiological hydrogen production, including fundamental research in biochemistry of photosynthesis, femtosecond spectroscopy and electron transfer.
  • The Green Chemistry project is directed towards developing fast and highly selective preparation methods for chemical analysis, using environmentally friendly liquids.
  • Advanced separation methods coupled to mass spectrometry are used for developing methods for identification of biomarkers in biological samples for early detection of diseases.
  • Synthesis of tailor-made proteins and the study of protein-ligand interactions for drug development.
  • Development of selective catalysts which enable straightforward and sustainable methods in organic synthesis.
  • Development of materials and methods for renewable energy production, such as solar cells, batteries, and fuel cells.
  • New materials for medical use, including liposomes and other vehicles for drug delivery, and new biodegradable materials which can assist in the formation and regeneration of lost tissue.
  • Theory for quantum computers, quantum dynamics and modelling and simulation in material science.

For a more comprehensive list, please see (link to the central University website).


International Master programme

For questions concerning the Master Programme you are welcome to contact:

Dr. Christer Elvingson
Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Box 523, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone: +46-18-471 3631

Chemistry Course Office

For all questions you could also contact the administrators at the Chemistry Course Office that might be able to answer your questions. If not they can help you to get in contact with a person who can.

Course administrators: Anette Olsén and Cécile Martijn

Uppsala University, Chemistry Course Office, Box 576, SE-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address: Uppsala Biomedical Centre, A8:1
Phone: +46-18-471 3710 or 3711
Fax: +46-18-471 3705