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University of Gothenburg

Faculty of Social Science

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One of the faculties with most international students at the University of Gothenburg.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has the highest number of undergraduates in the University. Many of the most popular programmes at the University of Gothenburg are to be found here. The faculty's programme in Public Administration was the first education programme to be accredited by the European Association for European Research. The faculty is also one with most international students at the University of Gothenburg.

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Excellent research

Top rated research in e.g. political science, public adminstration and communications can be found here. Psychology research focuses, among others, on topics such as ageing, judicial system, work life and substance abuce. Studies in social work is focusing on socially vulnerable people and their living conditions and their experiences. Global studies strive to make our global world understandable through a unique interdisciplinary research environment.

The SOM Institute (Society, Opinion, Media) is one of the most renowned public opinion survey institutes in Sweden. The Faculty of Social Sciences also acts as host to other centres of research, among them the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and QoG - the Quality of Government Institute.