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The main building, "Vasaparken"
The main building, "Vasaparken"
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History of the University of Gothenburg

“Gothenburg University College” was established in 1891 with the help of private donations. The first classes were held by seven professors teaching seven subjects to twenty-one students, four of whom were women.

Vice Chancellors

1891 Axel Kock
1891-93 Hjalmar Edgren
1893-99 Johannes Paulson
1899-09 Johan Vising
1909-14 Ludvig Stavenow
1914-31 Otto Sylwan
1931-36 Bernhard Karlgren
1936-46 Curt Weibull
1946-51 Axel Boethius
1951-66 Hjalmar Frisk
1966-72 Bo Eric Ingelmark
1972-82 Georg Lundgren
1982-86 Kjell Härnqvist
1986-92 Jan S. Nilsson
1992-97 Jan Ling
1997-03 Bo Samuelsson
2003-06 Gunnar Svedberg
2006-17 Pam Fredman
2017- Eva Wiberg

Vice Chancellor Eva Wiberg
Vice Chancellor Eva Wiberg
Photo: Johan Wingborg