University of Gothenburg
Handelshögskolans entré på Vasagatan 1
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Our mission

Research and Education at the School of Business, Economics and Law have a clear purpose: to make an impact and thus contribute to the advancement of society at large.

In this context, we act on the problems facing the world today. The school should be at the international forefront of integrating sustainable development in education and of producing research that can inform policy-makers and businesses in their handling of societal challenges. These challenges should, in both research and education, be analysed with the most appropriate academic tools available, which often involve cross-disciplinary approaches.


To develop knowledge, educate, and foster independent thinking for a sustainable world


To be an excellent and progressive academic institution in a global context. 

Fundamental values

The purpose of the document is to spell out the values, beliefs and basic principles on which the School's operations are, and should be, based. It supplements the basic values shared by all state employees, the University’s Vision 2020 as well as relevant legislation.

The School shall be an inclusive organisation that operates on the basis of the equal value of all people. There must be zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination and harassment. This means that we must maintain a social environment in which we treat each other with respect. At the same time, we must also maintain basic academic values, inquisitiveness-based knowledge development and research-based education – all pervaded by critical thinking.

All employees and students have personal responsibility for operations at the School running in accordance with our fundamental values.