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EAIE Gothenburg 2021

One of the world’s largest conferences in higher education, the European Association for International Education (EAIE), is coming to Gothenburg in 7–10 September 2021. Participants from around the world will gather for a few intensive and fun days at the EAIE conference. Welcome to attend!

As a participant, you will have the chance to meet your academic institution’s partners, make new contacts, and participate in seminars and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to network with representatives both for new and specialized academic institutions and for traditional comprehensive universities from nearly every continent.

Managing global challenges

The conference is being held at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center in the centre of the city. The theme for EAIE 2021 is “Bolder. Braver. Go.” It’s a challenge for everyone in higher education to dare to make bold decisions to manage the global challenges we face like climate change and sustainability issues.

This theme was not chosen by accident. The city has been working hard to transition to more sustainable solutions. Gothenburg has been ranked first in the Global Destination Sustainability Index for four years in a row, and in 2020 the European Commission named Gothenburg the European Capital of Smart Tourism.

The sustainable University

Sustainable development is also a focus for the University of Gothenburg. The University has a significant research initiative where six interdisciplinary research centres are taking on today’s global societal challenges. In the last two years, the University has been ranked highly in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the world’s universities based on the global sustainability development objectives.

With its location near the sea, the University of Gothenburg is also strong in marine research and one of Europe’s most comprehensive environments for marine research and education. Other issues that we prioritise are gender equality, democracy, ageing, and learning. Our welcome programme for international students is ranked at the top in Europe, and we have Sweden’s only triple accredited School of Business, Economics and Law.


EAIE stands for the European Association of International Education. It is a member-operated organisation that arranges a conference each year in a different European city. The conference is for anyone involved in higher education, whether academically and administratively.

Universities in western Sweden

The University of Gothenburg is serving as host along with five other universities in western Sweden:

Chalmers University of Technology

Jönköping University

University of Borås

Halmstad University

University of Skövde

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EAIE 2021

The city by the sea

When you visit Gothenburg, take the opportunity to experience our surroundings. There’s something for everyone. The city is by the sea, with an amazing archipelago nearby. There are world-class restaurants and cafes on every corner. Follow the links for suggestions about what you can see and do when you are here. There is also information about the best ways to travel to Gothenburg.

Welcome to West Sweden!

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