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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

  • Support to regional cooperation and integration in Africa ¿ what works and why?

    [4 May 2016] There is growing awareness of the fact that donors are not simply neutral financers and promoters of homegrown regional projects and ROs in Africa. In an effort to learn from the past and guide future support, Professor Fredrik Söderbaum at the School of Global Studies and his associate Therese Brolin have examined 'what works' and 'why' in the provision of external support for regional cooperation and integration in Africa. This has been done with a view to providing strategic input to the design and implementation of Swedish regional support, particularly for the coming strategy for Africa, which is currently being developed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. However, their findings will also no doubt be of interest to a broader public.

  • New Interpretation of the Rök Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age

    [2 May 2016] The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world¿s most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented - an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.

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