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University of Gothenburg
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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.

The education and research in figures

Facts and figures from the annual report 2019

Sahlgrenska Academy's turnover is MSEK 2 757.

We have 1 777 employees, including 187 professors, of them 110 work in the healthcare sector.

The Shanghai Ranking 2019 places the University of Gothenburg among the top 75 in the world in Clinical medicine and Odontology at position 26.

The Shanghai Ranking 2020 places the University of Gothenburg within the subjects Odontology at position 18, in Clinical medicine in the range 51-75, in Health care sciences in the range 51-75 and in Pharmacy in the range, 76-100, see the news piece.

Our collaboration with the healthcare sector amounts to MSEK 577.

The research represents 73 per cent of the activity and has a turnover of MSEK 2 010. Of these, MSEK 923 are external funds.

Our largest external financiers are in order of magnitude:

  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish Cancer Society
  • Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation
  • European Union
  • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

During the year we have published 2 736 articles in scientific journals and 64 research overview articles.

We have 882 doctoral students and 155 doctoral dissertations were published during the year.

Our education has a turnover of MSEK 747.

We have 5,300 students studying within 18 Degree programmes, two Specialist training programmes, five Supplementary programmes and five Master's programmes.

For students who want to study abroad, we have 203 exchange opportunities in 40 countries with 95 partner universities.

Current figures are taken from the 2019 annual report, Biomedical Library and ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.