Social Sciences Library, one of the universitys libraries
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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

The University of Gothenburg vision, 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.


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.