Drone view over central Gothenburg
The University have facilities all over central Gothenburg
Photo: Gunnar Jönsson

Campus and facilities

We offer a unique opportunity for students. We don't have a campus in the outskirts of Gothenburg; instead the whole city is our campus. Where you spend most of your time in the city depends on what courses you are taking. Also note that we also have facilities in smaller towns a few hours from Gothenburg. This is an introduction to our campus, buildings, and study environments.

The University of Gothenburg is an urban university. This means the University is spread out across several areas in central Gothenburg. If you live here, you can walk, bike, or take public transportation to your lectures. If you live outside of Gothenburg, you will have to commute some distance.

Campus App

The "Find your way on campus" app provides addresses and information about the University’s different campuses, restaurants, and parking options. You can also search for service centres, computer rooms, and printers using the app

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Our facilities in the Haga district

Campus Haga

This old neighbourhood is the home for future social workers, political scientists, human resource officers, and criminologists. The Social Science Library is on the opposite side of Sprängkullsgatan. It has lovely reading rooms and a large collection of Swedish and foreign newspapers. When it is time for a coffee break, Haga Nygata is nearby with its many quaint cafes.

The School of Business, Economics and Law (Handelshögskolan)

The School of Business, Economics and Law is at one end of Vasagatan, closest to Haga. Economics and law students are study here. The building also houses the Economics Library, which is several floors high and offers many study places. The building is usually nicknamed "Handels". 


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Our facilities in the Johanneberg district

Campus Johanneberg

Campus Johanneberg is a five-minute walk from Götaplatsen. This is the campus of Chalmers University of Technology, but we also hold classes and conduct research here. It’s the home to students that study chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science. All of these subject areas work closely with Chalmers. 

Geovetarcentrum (Earth Science Center) 

Geovetarcentrum is located at Wavrinskys plats on the edge of Guldheden district. You can study most things related to rocks and minerals here. It also houses the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Conservation (which also offers programmes outside of Gothenburg).


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Our facilities in the Linné district

Campus Linné hosts the School of Global Studies, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG), and the Department of Psychology. As the name hints at, Campus Linné is not far from Linnéplatsen.

The main occupant of this building from 1876, is the School of Global Studies. This is base for students aiming for careers dealing with global challenges within social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

Mediehuset (JMG)
This is the home for future journalists and communication officers. The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication is one of the Nordic region’s leading institutions within its field, with both breadth and depth of research and education.

Every year, up to 1600 students are trained here, from undergraduate to doctoral level, in the psychology programme, the psychotherapy programme, and specialist programmes. There is also a psychotherapy clinic where students at the end of their education offer various types of therapy under supervision.


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Campus Lindholmen

Campus Lindholmen is in the Hisingen district. With its rich shipyard history, the area is growing steadily with new housing, offices, and restaurants. You can get here quickly by boat from Stenpiren, which is between Järntorget and Lilla Bommen. Buses also depart from the city centre and can take you all the way to the campus. 

At Lindholmen, the IT Faculty consists of the Department of Applied Information Technology and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Lorensberg och Vasastan

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Our facilities in Lorensberg and Vasastan district

Artisten - Academy of Music and Drama

Artisten is between Götaplatsen and Näckrosdammen. This is home to the Academy of Music and Drama, which offers both artistic and education programmes and research. Many concerts and exhibits take place here every year. 

Humanisten - Faculty of Humanities

Humanisten is home to students of history of ideas, literature, and linguistics. The building is across from Korsvägen and Götaplatsen by Näckrosdammen. It also has the Humanities Library, which includes KvinnSam – a national resource library for gender studies.

HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design

HDK-Valand is located in older buildings near the intersection of Avenyn and Vasagatan. This is where future designers, jewellery artists, and textile artists are trained. Programmes are offered in photography, fine arts, and literary composition. The Art Library is also located here. 

The main building in Vasaparken

The main building in Vasaparken is the heart of the University in the centre of Gothenburg. The vice-chancellor, pro-vice-chancellor, and deputy vice-chancellor all sit here. Many university events are held in the building, including graduation ceremonies.

Idrottshögskolan (School of Sports)

Students studying sports sciences, health, and exercise study on Skånegatan. The building houses the Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP).

Medicinareberget och Botaniska

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Campus Medicinareberget

Medicinareberget (Sahlgrenska Academy) 

Most of the students studying at Medicinareberget are part of Sahlgrenska Academy. This includes future biomedical analysts, physical therapists, dentists, nurses, and medical doctors. However, the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology also has facilities here and in Zoologen you will find students studying biology and environmental science. Medicinareberget is close to the Sahlgrenska University Hospital area between Guldheden and Linné. The Biomedical Library is also located at Medicinareberget.

The Botany building - Botanhuset 

Botanhuset is next to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Research and studies focused on botany (the science of plants) and environmental sciences are conducted here. It also has a unique herbarium.


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Our facilities in the Rosenlund district


Pedagogen is located within the moat, beside Grönsakstorget in central Gothenburg. It has several bus and tram connections. Students include:

  • everyone attending teacher training programmes, from preschool teachers to vocational teachers
  • future principles, food economists, and health scientists.

The main building (which was the old Sahlgrenska Hospital) also has the Education Library.


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Get a glimpse of our libraries

The University of Gothenburg’s nine libraries have 6200 visitors every day during the academic year. At the libraries, you can borrow books, print documents and find course literature. You can also get assistance in information retrieval, find out how to manage citations and learn how to assess scholarly texts. As one of our students, you have access to 28,000 journals and 2300 e-books from anywhere. You are welcome to sit and study, use one of the computers or reserve a group room.

The University outside of Gothenburg

Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist
Photo: Johan Wingborg


Mariestad hosts the Building Crafts programme and the Garden and Landscape Crafts programme. Both programmes are offered by the Department of Conservation.

Kristineberg and Tjärnö marine research stations

Research and teaching within marine sciences take place at Marine Infrastructure. The centre consists of two research stations on the west coast: Kristineberg at Gullmarsfjorden and Tjärnö at Kosterfjorden. In addition to the research stations, the centre also has several ships and smaller boats used to study the fascinating marine environment in the best possible way.

Campus Steneby, Dals Långed

Artistic education at the undergraduate and master’s levels is offered at Campus Steneby in Dals Långed. The programmes focus primarily on the material fields of wood, metal, and textiles. 

Photo: Johan Wingborg