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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.

Our main campus Medicinareberget is being developed to meet future needs for 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, professor of laboratory medicine.

Facts and figures


  • We have 274 million euros in turnover
  • We have 1,785 employees, of whom 195 are professors
  • Research accounts for about 70 percent of our turnover
  • Our collaboration with the Swedish healthcare system comprises 58 million euros annually, and 60 percent of our professors have joint employment with the Region Västra Götaland


  • We are ranked 138th according to the global Shanghai ranking
  • In dentistry, we are ranked in 1st place according to the QS subject ranking
  • Our research has an annual turnover of 196 million euros
  • We have 134 dissertations, and 3,500 peer-review articles per year


  • We have 22 study programmes
  • Our education has an annual turnover of 78 million euros
  • We have 5,500 students, and 840 active doctoral students
  • We have 89 international agreements with other universities

Research funding

  • We bring in 91 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