The University of Gothenburg has approximately 37,000 students and 5,900 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – the University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses.
In an international perspective too, the University of Gothenburg is unusually comprehensive, with cutting-edge research in a number of dynamic research areas. Cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, society at large and trade and industry has been consistently strengthened and intensified over recent years, as have international contacts and collaborative projects with partners abroad.
A Quality Driven University
Strong Civic Responsibility
Inspiring Work Environment
Health is a profile area rooted in the medical research at the Sahlgrenska Academy. The Gothenburg tradition implies close ties between health research, clinical work and society. The Sahlgrenska University Hospital is the largest hospital in Northern Europe, and the closeness between research and actual patient care that this facilitates is a distinctive feature of the University of Gothenburg.
The University of Gothenburg has Northern Europe’s largest faculty of fine, applied and performing arts that includes all art forms (except dance) and that works in close cooperation with other faculties. This has resulted in strong research and education in the intersection between the cultural sciences and the arts.
Environment represents a strong Gothenburg tradition – about 40 percent of Sweden’s total research in environmental science can be linked to the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Democracy and Social Development is a profile area that involves mainly the social sciences and the School of Business, Economics and Law but also the humanities. The University of Gothenburg is home to several national functions within the area.
Knowledge Formation and Learning is a very strong research environment at the University of Gothenburg, and has in recent years received extensive national attention and significant research funding.
Pam Fredman is the head of the University and its principal representative. She also actively participates in several national and European university networks.
Helena Lindholm Schulz is a professor of peace and development research and has previously served as Dean of the Faculty of social science. She has been employed at University of Gothenburg for over 20 years.