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Become our partner

Are you interested in initiating a partnership with the University of Gothenburg? Welcome!

The University of Gothenburg is an innovative and creative university with a great breadth in research and education - our subject areas span from the performing arts to medicine. We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge building and attract students and scientists from around the world.

  • More than 600 courses and a total of 85 programmes in English.
  • Every academic year roughly 1 100 exchange students study in Gothenburg, creating a unique academic environment.
  • The student body is composed of over 70 nationalities.

Six reasons to become our partner

A sustainable university

The University of Gothenburg aims to be one of the leading universities within sustainable development. Over 300 freestanding courses and almost 100 study programmes at the university address environmental concerns and sustainable development in some form.

For two years in a row, the University of Gothenburg has been highly ranked in Times Higher Education’s ranking of the world’s universities based on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. In 2020, we landed at the 45th spot. In the subcategory Gender Equality, we were ranked as 14th internationally.

A globally responsible university

The University of Gothenburg has a long tradition of global perspectives and hosting international activities within and beyond Europe. For example, our multidisciplinary School of Global Studies focuses on human rights, peace and development research, social anthropology, global gender, and similar issues.

The university also coordinates the Swedish section of the international network Scholars at Risk, which promotes academic freedom around the world.

Best welcome services in Europe

We take care of our new students. Our welcome programme of events and activities provides international students with practical information about the university and living in Gothenburg. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet other international students and volunteer “student buddies” from around the world.

In the International Student Barometer 2019, the University of Gothenburg received the highest marks in Europe and fifth globally when it comes to arrival and how the students are welcomed.

A spirit of equality and independent thinking

We pride ourselves on providing a stimulating academic environment for incoming students, with classroom discussions and direct dialogue with professors. Interaction is easy and straightforward. Students are not only welcome to speak their minds - they are expected to do so.

A small town in a cosmopolitan package

Gothenburg successfully combines the attraction of a truly cosmopolitan city with the charm of a small town. The university is situated in the city centre, ensuring that it adds to the city's vibrant energy.

We keep in touch with former students

Studying in Gothenburg teaches students to become perceptive team players and to think independently, giving alumni a distinct advantage in the global job market. Our alumni network enables former students to maintain and broaden their social and professional contacts.

Contact us

We are open to new strategic partnerships provided they meet the needs of the university. We place a priority on partnerships that have the potential to be long-term and mutually beneficial and in line with our institutional values and goals.

We generally prefer to establish university-wide agreements when there is interest from a number of faculties. University-wide agreements are meant as umbrella agreements and it is acceptable to maintain or establish faculty or institutional agreements under the university agreement.

For university-wide agreements; please contact the International Centre, by mail: exchangestudies@gu.se.

A faculty agreement is preferred when the cooperation is between one faculty and another. This can also be the case if the cooperation encompasses more than one department at a faculty.

Contact the international coordinator at the relevant faculty. (Link to information on the Staff Portal.)

Cooperation limited to a specific department is generally limited to departmental agreements. If the agreement can entail a number of departments then a faculty agreement may be a better fit.

Contact the international coordinator at the relevant department. (Link to information on the Staff Portal.)

Erasmus inter-institutional agreements are made at the departmental or faculty level.

For cooperation projects within programmes such as Nordic Master, Linnaeus-Palme or Erasmus+, please read more at the University’s Staff Portal (choose English)