University of Gothenburg
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This web page gathers relevant information, resources and links for international researchers/postdocs, teachers and PhD students looking for career development through an international experience at the Institute of Medicine.

Quick facts about us

Why move to Gothenburg?

What are the benefits of moving to Gothenburg for work? Here's why.

What we offer - your benefits

There are many benefits being employed by the Institute of Medicine and the University of Gothenburg - for you and your family.

  • Close research collaboration with health care providers
  • Well developed support and services for researchers
  • An international research environment and the opportunity to expand your network
  • Access to functional and advanced research infrastructure
  • Close connection between research and education

  • Good opportunities for young researchers to apply for grants and funding

  • Work-life balance with flexible working hours 
  • 28-35 days of paid holiday
  • Parental benefits/supplement
  • Keep-fit reimbursement
  • Keep-fit during the workday - 1 hour/week
  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Insurances and parental leave

    More information about the the benefits and insurances at the University of Gothenburg

Build your career with us

Are you a PhD student, teacher or postdoc looking for international experience? Read more about the opportunities to build your career at the Institute of Medicine.

What is it like to work here?

A healthy work-life balance, better opportunities for research funding and access to career support. These are some of the things our international researchers appreciate about working here.

I love it here, it’s a great place for both living and working! There are good services for researchers to help you with your applications and funding.

– Bright Nwaru, Senior Lecturer at Krefting Research Centre for allergy and respiratory research.
Read the interview here.

There are good benefits for families, such as paternity or maternity leave. Even outside work, all Swedish people speak English so you can communicate easily.

– Angela Molinaro, Postdoc who did her PhD studies at Wallenberg Laboratory.
Read the interview here.

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We help you get settled

Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg offers information and assistance for international researchers, faculty, staff, and students in matters concerning the arrival to and the stay at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Assistance with housing
  • Pick-up service 
  • Welcome programme
  • Language café
  • Social events

Visions and goals - what we strive for

At the Institute of Medicine, we strive for research and teaching excellence in medicine and public health sciences - always in close cooperation with health care. As part of the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska Academy, we have a strong global commitment, promoting equal opportunities and sustainable development.




Contact us

Do you have questions or would like more information? Get in touch with our Heads of Department or principal investigators.