University of Gothenburg

About us

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg (CCHS) is formed around cross faculty research themes and projects with international relevance.

Critical Heritage Studies was a University of Gothenburg priority research area from 2010 to 2015. Between 2016-2022 the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies was funded by the UGOT Challenges initiative. From 2023 the centre is funded jointly by the participating faculties and departments at the University of Gothenburg.

CCHS was part of the UGOT Challenge funding

Between 2016-2022

Centres within the UGOT Challenges

Six strong research centres are included in UGOT Challenges, and all of them are based on important and current societal issues. This effort has SEK 300 million in funding and is based on the idea that strong interdisciplinary research is needed to solve the current global societal challenges.

The centres in UGOT Challenges span over a broad range of subjects. All have strong interdisciplinary components. Some initiatives are new; others are built on former research structures that are now expanded based on the societal challenge perspective.