The University of Gothenburg attracts students and teachers from all over the world. The Department of Social Work has a clear focus on globalization and international cooperation.
Students and researchers from around the world
We offer an exciting educational and research environment and welcome international and Swedish academics to collaboration and network to create innovative, developing collaborations. With more than 125 employed teachers and researchers, 1.500 students and almost 30 doctoral students, we create a creative and intellectual environment. Seminar series, involving both doctoral students' research presentations and higher seminars, take place throughout the year.
Support and opportunities for exchange students
The Department of Social Work actively supports students who want to put an international stamp on their education, regardless of whether it is a work placement abroad as part of your studies, writing a dissertation abroad or studying theory courses in another country Contact our international coordinator and student administrator Viktoria Jendmyr and you will get help to move forward!
Students at our contract universities can study as exchange students at our department and then choose courses for incoming students within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The department has several strong international collaborations that have developed over the years and where there is developed support for students both in terms of reception and follow-up. Erasmus agreements exist with many universities in Europe. Current agreements vary and can be found in the Student Portal for already admitted students. There are also several non-European agreements, some of which were started as Linnaeus-Palme projects and then developed. An example of this is the University of Rwanda, with which we now also collaborate in postgraduate education.
International collaboration in research
Our researchers are part of a variety of international networks within the framework of their areas of expertise.
Affiliated Professor - a leading researcher in the field of gender-based violence
Since 2021, Marianne Hester, Professor at the Center for Gender and Violence Research, Bristol University, UK, is an affiliated Professor at our department. Hester's area of research is Gender, Violence and International Policy. She is a leading researcher in the field of gender-based violence in the UK as well as internationally.