Our understanding of the universe and all modern technology is based on advances made in scientific research over approximately the last 100 years. The operation of computers and mobile phones relies fully on quantum mechanical principles, and the nature of matter in the universe has been unveiled by studies in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology. New exciting discoveries are constantly made and will affect our future. For instance, studies on quantum information combined with the development of new materials are just about to open up the doors for quantum computing, and the analysis by artificial intelligence of big data will lead to new ways to cure disease.
The Faculty of Science has a strong basic research profile in modern math, statistics, computer science, physical sciences, chemistry, and geosciences. The research is carried out in very close collaboration with numerous international partners and Big Science research institutions, and the departments are regularly ranked within the top-100 ones in the world in their disciplines. At the same time, the faculty has close contacts and joint projects with both major international companies and local medium-sized and startup enterprises.
The teaching in the BSc programme in Science is done by professors and senior scientists who are also all high-level research scientists. Hence the teaching involves examples from the very latest developments in science and technology.
Examples of some of the research projects in the faculty are given below - the full range of projects is very much larger, as the faculty has at any given time hundreds of different projects running.