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University of Gothenburg
Institutionen för medicin, Medicinareberget
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About us

Welcome to the Institute of Medicine, a major hub of health and medical research and education in Sweden.

The Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy covers broad areas of knowledge in medicine and health sciences. With nearly 700 researchers, doctoral students, teachers and administrative staff, the Institute of Medicine is the largest department at the University of Gothenburg. Our research and education - from molecule to society - involve close cooperation with health care providers. We work to develop knowledge of the most common illnesses and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes. We train the dieticians, doctors and public health experts of the future. Our study programmes are characterised by clear links between research and teaching, with modern and student-oriented forms of instruction. Besides education in the first, second and third cycles respectively), we also offer commissioned courses that provide cutting-edge expertise in areas such as cardiac care, internal medicine and R&D methodology. Our research spans a broad spectrum — from molecule to society. Scientists at the Institute of Medicine work in a strong and internationally competitive environment for research in translational, clinical and community medicine. Health care providers are our primary partners, and we actively promote practical application of our research results in clinical activities and society at large.

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Our vision

Research and teaching excellence in medicine and public health sciences, and close cooperation with health care

Image above. The Institute Management, from left: Gudmundur Johannsson, Vice Head of Institute, Anna Rudin, Deputy Head of Institute, and Jan Borén, Head of Institute.
Photo: Marie Emanuelsson