University of Gothenburg
lindholmen science park
The Department of Applied Information Technology is part of Lindholmen Science Park.
Photo: Anders Wester/Göteborg & Co.

About us

At the Department of Applied Information Technology, we conduct critical and interdisciplinary research of the highest quality in an international environment with great relevance to society. We offer popular programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, grounded in research and societal development, providing excellent employment opportunities.

Our researchers are at the heart of the debate, contributing to the explanation and problematisation of IT and societal challenges associated with society's digitalisation. Here, people’s knowledge and ability to analyse, understand, and manage various aspects of IT, as well as the interaction between humans and technology, are developed in areas such as artificial intelligence, digital surveillance, "Twin transition," blockchain, digital governance, digital innovation, e-health, the Internet of Things, mobile communication, robots, social media, and IT in schools and education.

The department is located in the knowledge-intensive cluster at Campus Lindholmen, where it has well-developed cooperation with industry and the public sector, as well as civil society.


The department has five divisions, out of which four are working with research and education and one with technical and administrative support.

The department in numbers

5 divisions
6 programmes
12 courses
18 PhD-students
100 staff members
800 students
110 MSEK in revenue
50 MSEK in external research funding

Photo: Beatrice Törnros/Göteborg & Co

About Campus Lindholmen

Campus Lindholmen
Campus Lindholmen with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers at the forefront is both the start and the end goal for some of the 25,000 people who work here and who daily move to or from the old shipyard area along the Göta River in the middle of central Gothenburg.

Get here by bus, boat or (electric) car
In this area, students, researchers, high school students, professors  and employees of international companies as Geely, RISE and Ericsson are present. Hotel guests, curious visitors and tourists also find their way here. With plenty of coffee shops and lunch restaurants it is the perfect place for international students.

You reach us easilly via the electric bus or the free hybrid ferries across the river.


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