University of Gothenburg
Photo of students taking a walk in one of the buildings
Photo: Johan Wingborg

About us

Sahlgrenska Academy is the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. We train doctors, nurses, dentists and a number of sought-after care professions. Examples of strong research areas are cancer, cardiovascular disease, women's and children's health, metabolism, neuropsychiatric diseases, person-centred care and odontology.

The Sahlgrenska Life project will develop our main campus Medicinareberget to meet the future needs of students, teachers and researchers. Within a few years, Medicinareberget will be the focal point for the university's activities in Life Science. Much of our research and education also takes place on campus that is shared with public healthcare, especially at the hospitals within Sahlgrenska University Hospital. In dentistry, we have a corresponding collaboration with the public dental service in Västra Götaland.
The dean is Agneta Holmäng, a professor of laboratory medicine.

Facts and figures


  • We have 290 million euros in turnover
  • We have 1,800 employees, of whom 200 are professors
  • Research accounts for about 70 per cent of our turnover
  • Our collaboration with the Swedish healthcare system comprises 58 million euros annually, and 60 per cent of our professors have joint employment with the Region Västra Götaland


  • We are ranked 139 according to the global Shanghai ranking
  • In dentistry, we are ranked in fourth place according to the QS subject ranking
  • Our research has an annual turnover of 196 million euros
  • We publish 135 doctoral theses and 3,500 peer-review articles per year


  • We have 19 education programmes
  • Our education has an annual turnover of 78 million euros
  • We have 5,900 students, and 1,027 doctoral students
  • We have 89 international agreements with other universities

Research funding

  • We bring in 99 million euros annually in external funds
  • Our largest external financiers are, in order of size:
    • The Swedish Research Council
    • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
    • Swedish Cancer Society
    • European Union
    • Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation
    • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare