Vasaparken, universitetets huvudbyggnads framsida
The University of Gothenburgs main building, Vasaparken
Photo: Johan Wingborg

About the University

These pages provide information on who we are, how we are organised, and how you can collaborate with us. Do you want to work here? Great! We have information about that, too.

The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with a wide range of knowledge. Strong research and appealing study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. We are environmentally certified and work actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, our students and researchers contribute to a better future.

About us

The University of Gothenburg is a multidisciplinary university that dates back to 1891. We consist of eight faculties and 38 departments. We also have a large number of research and centres of expertise that span across several academic disciplines. These disciplines serve as a meeting point for students, researchers and representatives from the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. 

Around 49 000 students and 6 000 staff study and work here, making us one of the largest universities in Northern Europe.