Why study chemistry or molecular biology at the University of Gothenburg

Do you want to study chemistry or molecular biology at one of the world's leading universities within the field of life sciences? Then you should study at the University of Gothenburg!

Five reasons to study here


1. Among the top 40 universities worldwide within the field of life sciences

In the Shanghai ranking 2023 of the world's best universities in the field of Life Sciences - Biological Sciences, the University of Gothenburg ranks second in Sweden and 39th worldwide. Life Sciences - Biological Sciences include biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, cell biology and microbiology.

Read more about the Shanghai ranking

2. Gothenburg invests heavily in life sciences

At AstraZeneca's research facility, situated just south of Gothenburg, a new arena for life science and innovation, GoCo Health Innovation City, is emerging. The area will be an important place to develop new medicines and a center for preventive health. Already today, GoCo Health Innovation City is home to many new jobs for talented people from all over the world.

Read more about GoCo Health Innovation City

3. Life science research gathered on Campus Medicinareberget

The University of Gothenburg strengthens the field of life sciences in West Sweden by gathering life science researchers in Natrium, a new building on Campus Medicinareberget. From autumn 2023, students in chemistry or molecular biology will receive their education in new state-of-the-art premises at the heart of the university's life science strategy.

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4. Expertise across a wide range of molecular sciences in one place

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology provides a unique study environment in Sweden where expertise and knowledge span across a wide range of molecular sciences. At our Department, you can study chemistry, molecular biology or combine both areas into a unique life science profile. You will study in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

5. Attractive future employers in the Gothenburg area

In Gothenburg and the surrounding area, you will find some of the largest employers of chemists and molecular biologists in West Sweden: AstraZeneca, GoCo Health Innovation City, Mölnlycke Health Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Borealis and Nouryon.