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The new Nordic Masters Program in Biodiversity and Systematics invites students from all over the world to join our 2-year study curriculum. We aim at providing you with the taxonomic skills needed to work on biodiversity and its conservation in the future.


arth is a fascinating place where millions of different organisms live together. It is also the only world we have got, and that makes a good reason for taking good care of it. Science is far from having discovered and described all organisms existing on Earth, and yet biodiversity is under serious threat from Global Change as well as a growing human population. So how are we going to meet this challenge? As a first step it is imperative to educate a new generation of biologists specializing in taxonomy, the science of species and their evolutionary relationships. This is something that the Convention on Biological Diversity and associated Global Taxonomy Initiative agree upon, and many states signed these treaties.