The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is one of the largest departments in the University of Jyväskylä. The department is located in the Ylistönrinne campus and is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science. The department also includes the Konnevesi Research Station, which provides a high-quality environment for research and teaching.

In our department, we educate researchers and experts in biological and environmental sciences. Teaching rests on top-level research, which covers topics from molecule and cell-level phenomena and structures to the functioning of ecosystems. Our department is an active and visible operator both regionally and nationally and is internationally in high demand as a cooperation partner.