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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

  • Environmental pollution with antibiotics leads to resistance

    [23 May 2016] More and more people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. But how do bacteria become resistant? A doctoral thesis from the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg has investigated the role of the environment in the development of antibiotic resistance.

  • Genes discovered that enable birds to produce the colour red

    [20 May 2016] Latest research suggests a new mechanism for how sexual displays of red beaks and plumage might be ¿honest signals¿ of mate quality, as genes that convert yellow dietary pigments into red share cofactors with enzymes that aid detoxification ¿ hinting that redness is a genetic sign of the ability to better metabolise harmful substances.

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