Welcome to Karlstad University

Master Programme in Biology: Ecology and Conservation Biology, 120 credits

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for course/courses in the first semester

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course/courses

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place.

To register, log in to the service My Kau using your KauID (in My Kau you will see when courses are open for registration, normally 8 days prior to the commencement of the course).

It is important that you decline your admission offer by replying “no” if do not wish to attend the course.

Welcome to the Master Progam in Ecology and Conservation Biology!

The new Program Leader for 2020 will be Lutz Eckstein. He can be reached at: lutz.eckstein@kau.se

The first two courses, BIAD11 and BIAD03 will be available entirely by distance. There may be some voluntary meetings on campus, but these will not be obligatory. More information will be available soon. Please feel free to contact the Course Leader, John Piccolo, for more information at:


Corona virus - On-campus and distance teaching

If you are admitted to a course or programme taught on campus this autumn it may be necessary for you to study both at the university and through distance teaching. The recommendations of The Public Health Agency of Sweden also apply to Karlstad University – stay at home if you are even the slightest ill, wash your hands and keep the distance.

Your schedule will be published by 17 August, at the latest. You will then also receive further information about times, rooms, teaching and how exams will be carried out for your specific course/programme.

  • Zoom is the university's web conferencing tool.
  • IT Support

  • New student

    There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!


    Courses in the programme use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
    Once you have registered for a course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

    Finding your way around the University

    Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

    Can we help you?

    Fredrik Olsson

    Lutz Eckstein