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  • Refugees: The role of the University of Gothenburg

Refugees: The Role of the University of Gothenburg

At present, about 65 million people are refugees. In order to handle the present situation and ensure sustainable ways forward, there is a great need for research and education. Education is of crucial importance to both the individual and the future of war-torn nations. Research generates new knowledge, which needs to be disseminated and put to practical use in various ways.

As a university, we have a responsibility to safeguard values such as academic freedom, humanism and human rights. We have a responsibility to contribute with our knowledge as an education provider and as a research institution, but also as an employer.

Here we give you a quick overview of what we do at the University and how you can get in contact with us.

Contact us

Would you like to get in contact with the University of Gothenburg, but are not sure who to turn to?
Here you will find contact information




The University of Gothenburg offers internship for academics with refugee background.

Read more about internship

Legal advice

Students at Sweden’s first Law Clinic offers legal advice to refugees.

Read more about legal advice 


Supplementary programme for doctors and fast tracks for refugees with an academic degree as teachers and preschool teachers
Read more about supplementary programmes



Free online language courses for newcomers

Online Linguistic Support, OLS, Online Linguistic Support, OLS, is an online, free of charge service for language studies and tests. Learning is upported through a number of modules, forums, tutoring sessions and Open Online Courses. User instructions are available in all 24 official EU languages as well as Arabic and Turkish. 


Please read more about OLS
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Page Manager: Jessica Glanzelius|Last update: 12/13/2016

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