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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

Illustration Kicki Edgren

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

Illustration Kicki Edgren

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

  • Trust, distrust and secrecy in secret organizations

    [21 Oct 2016] The literature on organizational trust suggests that trust is necessary for functioning of most, if not all, organizations. In their paper Sabina Siebert and Barbara Czarniawska discuss the issue of distrust in organizations, and analyze the most extreme example of a ¿distrustful¿ organization - the secret service organization. Distrust is crucial in the running of the secret service, but how do secret service organizations produce and maintain distrust? The authors analyse the devices, rules and procedures which are put in place in secret service organizations for that purpose. Having analyzed those, they ask another question ¿ are these devices, rules and procedures different from those used by "ordinary" organizations?

  • The Ph. D. student Giulia Giubergia studies graffiti and memorials

    [20 Oct 2016] Being a PhD candidate can be lonely - but conferences are fun, and the future holds exciting options for you! Giulia Giubergia is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg. We spoke to her about studying and career issues.

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