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Vision and values

The University of Gothenburg works actively on the basis of our vision and our values, which span many areas.

Our Vision

Vision 2020 highlights the most important future issues and stimulates development and new ideas. Four basic principles guide the University of Gothenburg. Our research, education, and collaborations are characterized by a quest for high quality. Our standpoints and decisions are based on a clear responsibility for the development of society. Our work is guided by a global engagement that constantly reminds us of our role in the world. We firmly believe that an inspiring work environment is vital for our success.

Our vision for the future

The University of Gothenburg will be implementing its new vision, that will stretch from 2021 to 2030. This vision is entitled A university for the world and expresses the University’s ambition to be an international higher education and research institution that assumes responsibility for the development of society while helping to build a sustainable world.

Sustainable development

We will strengthen our relevance as a member of our community and partner to make an impact on social development and contribute to the global development goals.

Global commitment

The University of Gothenburg takes its social responsibility seriously and has a strong a global commitment. We strive to educate democratic community citizens with respect for fundamental values such as human rights.

Equality

We promote equal rights and opportunities for all students and employees. We work against discrimination based on gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

We promote norms that lead to students and staff treating each other with mutual respect. We work against norms that are exclusionary, discriminatory, or offensive.

Quality in research and education

The aim of the University of Gothenburg’s quality work is to attain even greater success through its work. This success will be measured in terms of how operations develop and receive recognition, and how this allows the University to maintain its position in comparisons with other educational institutions, both nationally and internationally.