The broad-ranging research at the University of Gothenburg is innovative, characterised by multidisciplinary cooperation, closely linked to education and stands in close contact with society. Our 2700 researchers, teachers and doctoral students span from developmental biology and gender studies to logistics and marine mammals. The University’s list of renowned researchers includes Nobel Laureate in Medicine Arvid Carlsson (2000).
The University of Gothenburg is now establishing six strong research centres based on important and current societal issues. This effort, UGOT Challenges, has SEK 300 million in funding and is based on the idea that strong interdisciplinary research is needed to solve the global societal challenges of today.
The University of Gothenburg is the first Swedish higher education institution to host scholars within the framework of the Scholars at Risk network. The scholars arrived in September and will spend one year in Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg is also since March 2016 the coordinator of the Swedish Scholars at Risk network.
[1 Dec 2016] It can be quite an honour to be included in a literary work - but it may also be a demeaning experience. A new PhD thesis from the University of Gothenburg explores the clash that may arise between artistic freedom and people's right to protect their privacy and reputation. After analysing 14 works of literature and the subsequent court cases, the author concludes for example that courts should be able to consult literature experts.
[18 Nov 2016] What do fire flies, Huygens's wall clocks, and even the heart of choir singers, have in common? They can all synchronize their respective individual signals into one single unison tone or rhythm.