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Student outside one of our campuses, Campus Haga
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About us

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. Research comprises everything from individual behaviour to international relations. Some of the research, i. e. on democracy and ageing, is internationally renowned.

The faculty consist of departments and research centres, a board, management and faculty office. The main role of the faculty level is to coordinate activities, to evaluate research and education, and to facilitate development.

The faculty in numbers

Funding agreement target

Numbers for year 2019.

10 942 students

(number of persons within the regular agreement target).

5 441 full-time equivalent

(which amount to 25% of the university's total agreement target. In addition to that the faculty had 482 FTE's within the special agreement for teacher  education.)

Performance indicator: 79%

(performance within the regular agreement. Within the agreement for teacher education the performance indicator was 80%)

 

Staff

Numbers at 31 December 2019

Employees in total: 805

479 women and 326 men

Of these were:

  women men
Professors   35   46
Senior lecturer 140 105
Lecturer   57  18
Post doctors    5    9
Other academic staff   38   40
Administrative staff and technicians 113   35

Annual accounts

Numbers in million SEK

 

2019

2018

Revenues

 

 

Appropriation

510

501

Commission income

17

17

Sales revenue

15

16

Revenue from indirect costs and internal grants

44

45

Grants

234

223

Financial income

0

0

Accrual of grants

-10

-15

In total

810

787

 

 

 

Costs

 

 

Staff

-431

-431

Doctoral students/education grants

-64

-64

Other operating costs

-96

-88

Indirect costs and internal grants

-132

-123

Premises

-72

-73

Financial costs

0

0

Write-offs

-7

-6

In total

-802

-785

 

 

 

Transfers

 

 

Fundings recieved

19

25

Grants given

-19

-25

Transfers in sum

0

0

 

 

 

Capital change

8

2