Students in the stairwell of Patricia Building at Lindholmen.
Students in the stairwell of Patricia Building at Lindholmen.
Photo: Julia Sjöberg

Many students on campus again 2022 – a lovely sight!


Autumn term is on full speed, the students are back and everything is almost as before the pandemic. The amount of applications to the IT-related programmes at University of Gothenburg has increased by 40% in five years and shows no signs of slowing down.

The number of applicants to the programmes within the IT Faculty has increased by almost 40% in five years, from just under 6,000 applicants in 2017 to over 8,300 in 2022. The increased numbers  applies both nationally and internationally.

At the beginning of the autumn semester, 600 students had registered on any of the educational programmes at the IT Faculty, and 15% of the students are from countries outside the EU. The most sought after educations are the international bachelor's programme Software Engineering and Management and the master's programme Applied Data Science, with more than ten first-choice applicants per available place in the international round.

Miroslaw Staron, prodekan vid IT-fakulteten
Miroslaw Staron is satisfied with this year's figures and the big interest in the educational programmes.
Photo: Pontus Johansson

Miroslaw Staron, Pro Dean at the IT Faculty responsible for undergraduate education, comments:

The interest in our educations is still great even after the pandemic, which is a sign that our programmes are relevant. I see an growing need to increase the number of IT students in the region and internationally. Our students are an important part of the puzzle to develop the knowledge city Gothenburg.

Back on campus

For the first time in three years this autumn means a ordinary start of the semester with students and teachers back on campus. Many students seem to appreciate that the education now is back on campus.

One of these are Feride Hansson, first year student in the international bachelor's programme Software Engineering and Management.

Being able to spend a lot of time with your course mates on campus is both fun and effective. You can easily ask questions – how they have solved something, for example. Collaboration is so much easier now compared to if everything was online, says Feride.

– I commute from Halmstad every day and have to get up at four in the morning, but I still appreciate being on campus!