Due to its range and diversity, University of Gothenburg has the potential to create new and interesting opportunities for research and education. Being wide-ranging is not a virtue in itself, but it becomes meaningful when different disciplines and environments come together to develop new knowledge. Different models for developing cross-boundary research- and education environments are currently being tried out.
Collaboration aross faculty- and subject boundaries was emphasised in the University of Gothenburg’s research-and education strategies 2009-2012. Five profile areas were identified – each of which is associated with sets of questions that have a long history at the University of Gothenburg. At the same time, the collaborative element means that new and innovative perspectives can develop. The profile areas hold up to the demands of the surrounding community and also have high levels of legitimacy within the university.
The profiles are academic environments which encompass education, research and collaboration. The five profile areas are:
The University of Gothenburg has placed particular priority on the following research areas: