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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).

UGOT Challenges - a unique effort to meet societal challenges

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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. 

Read more about the research centres that are a part of UGOT Challenges.


The University of Gothenburg coordinates network for threatened scholars

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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.

Read interview with the two scholars in GU Journalen no 7/2015.


Research News

  • Recommended blood pressure targets for diabetes are being challenged

    [23 Aug 2016] The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. The new study is the world¿s largest on the subject and is based on data from the National Diabetes Register.

  • Low physical capacity second only to smoking as highest death risk

    [19 Aug 2016] A 45 year study in middle-aged men, at Sahlgrenska Academy, has shown that the impact of low physical capacity on risk of death is second only to smoking. The research is published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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