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University of Gothenburg

About us

The Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC) is hosted at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg.

The GGBC is made up of fourteen partner organisations from around Western Sweden, all of whom work with biodiversity in some capacity. Our members, the people working with biodiversity at our partner organisations, constitute the foundation of the centre and are the driving force in accelerating biodiversity research and education.


The GGBC is made up of 14 partner organisations. Partnership involves a written agreement and annual financial contribution to the centre. Partnership is usually agreed upon for a three-year term.

The current partners include six departments and centres at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, as well as eight external partners from around western Sweden.

Is your organisation interested in becoming a GGBC partner? Contact us for further information. 

Steering Board

The GGBC is governed by our steering board, which is made up of representatives from each of our 14 partner organisations. The steering board meets twice a year: once in the spring and once in the winter in connection with our annual meeting.


Members are people that work with biodiversity and are employed by one of our partner organisations. Membership is not automatic, it must be applied for even if you work for one of our partners.

Currently, the GGBC has about 140 members. Our members are an active, constantly growing group that is collectively responsible for all the research, education and outreach performed at the centre. Our members make the GGBC what it is!


The base funding for the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre is provided by the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg. The GGBC receives further support from the strategic research area Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate (BECC), and the Region of Västra Götaland, as well as our host institution, the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Gothenburg. In addition, each partner organisation contributes with an annual fee.

Funding for the research conducted at the GGBC comes from many external organisations, including the following: