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About the University

The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future.

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Welcome to us

International students, visiting researchers and international staff are important to us. We want you to feel welcome and enjoy your time here.

Apart from our regular services we have a unit called Welcome Servicesworking especially for the benefit of international students, visiting researchers and staff, with issues concerning housing, welcome events and other practical matters regarding your stay here. 


Our core values 

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A Quality Driven University

A Quality Driven University

Strong Civic Responsibility

Strong Civic Responsibility

Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Inspiring Work Environment

Inspiring Work Environment


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Vice-Chancellor, Pam Fredman

Vice-Chancellor, Pam Fredman

Pam Fredman is the head of the University and its principal representative. She also actively participates in several national and European university networks.

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Pro Vice-Chancellor, Helena Lindholm Schulz

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Helena Lindholm Schulz

Helena Lindholm Schulz is professor of peace and development research and has previously served as dean of the Faculty of Social Science. She has been employed at the University of Gothenburg for more than 20 years.

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