Students within EUTOPIA


The University of Gothenburg is a member of the European University alliance EUTOPIA. Together with nine other higher education institutions, there is a shared vision of creating a strong alliance with free movement for students, researchers, teachers and other staff.

What is EUTOPIA?

EUTOPIA is a university alliance consisting of ten European universities. The alliance aims to prepare European youth for the local and global challenges of the future. Sustainability, inclusion, external collaboration, and international cooperation are the focus for both education and research, and students’ input and influence are key.

EUTOPIA has received EU funding to help the network carry out a variety of pilot projects. In the long run, these projects are expected to contribute to the creation of a new model for higher education in Europe. As part of EUTOPIA, the University of Gothenburg is well-positioned to influence and shape the future and design of higher education.

The University of Gothenburg is the lead for research cooperation within the network.

Collaborations between higher education and external parties are necessary. The six EUTOPIA partners have close contacts with companies, organisations and other social actors in their respective countries and regions. These contacts will be shared amongst the EUTOPIA members.

Projects within the EUTOPIA Alliance

Eutopia 2050 is the three-year pilot project that launched the EUTOPIA cooperation, and is funded by the EU through Erasmus +. For the period 2020-2022, the alliance has been granted 5 M Euro. Of these, 625,000 Euros have been granted to the University of Gothenburg. For questions about EUTOPIA 2050, contact Karin Jonson.

EUTOPIA TRAIN works for a common research and innovation agenda for the EUTOPIA universities. For questions about EUTOPIA TRAIN, contact Magdalena Petersson Mc Intyre.

EUTOPIA SIF finances postdoctoral services at EUTOPIA's universities. For questions about EUTOPIA SIF, contact Henrik Lindskog.

For teachers and researchers

EUTOPIA's teacher collaborations: Learning Units

Since the EUTOPIA 2050 project began in 2019, 18 courses at the six EUTOPIA universities within the project have been gradually selected to become "Learning Units". This means that teachers at the various EUTOPIA universities together develop their existing courses and increase collaboration with colleagues who hold similar courses.

For example, it can be about joint collaboration exercises for students and the opportunity to share and exchange guest lectures with each other.

The first course at GU that became a Learning Unit was the course "Europe in the World", which is given at the Department of Political Science.

Courses at the University of Gothenburg that are part of Learning Units

Europe in the World (Faculty of Social Sciences)

A EUTOPIA Hackathon in Sustainable Transportation (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Citizenship, Social Values ​​and Ethics in Sustainability Education (Faculty of Education)

The following two courses were selected at the end of 2021 to establish themselves as Learning units in 2022

Nursing Care in Complex Care Situations (Sahlgrenska Academy)

Managing Migration (Faculty of Social Sciences)


General questions about EUTOPIA at the University of Gothenburg
Karin Jonson

Terese Persson

Magdalena Petersson Mc Intyre

Jan Lif

Research and EUTOPIA SIF
Henrik Lindskog

Collaboration and innovation
Camilla Pettersson

Catherine Gillo Nilsson

Lisa Broadwell