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We are building for both the University and the city's future

We are building for our shared future

It has been 25 years since the university made any significant renovations and many of the current buildings were planned in the 1980s, before digitalisation and internationalisation. However, several of the university buildings are far older than this. The facilities must now be updated to better suit the needs of our time.

The past few years has seen the planning of large-scale construction projects within the university. Based on our activities, we have defined our needs for modern premises. Needs that will require major renovations and additions. Several of the projects are in their early stages or in pre-planning and concern new facilities within most faculties.

Plans have been drawn for a total of 100,000 square metres of new buildings, with a project value of between five and eight billion SEK, over the next five to eight years. The current cost of premises is around ten per cent of the university’s assets. Approximately SEK 650 million per year.

“We are building for the students and employees of the future. A sustainable and inspiring working environment is important in order to meet the expectations of the university, as well as increased international competition. Students and employees require modern rooms for learning, more training locations. better research environments, training rooms for new pedagogics, attractive meeting places, as well as pleasant workplaces,” says Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg.

“By gathering activities and increasing our density, we can deepen cooperation across departmental boundaries and between faculties. This allows for greater mobility, increasing the sense of community between students and employees as well as strengthening the university’s identity.”

New buildings in central Gothenburg are expensive. Each project examines whether it is feasible to achieve cost neutrality through fewer but more efficiently utilised square meters. The idea is that a new building should not be more expensive than existing premises.
The University of Gothenburg does not build and own its own facilities. Most of the buildings are built and owned by the state-owned company Akademiska Hus, but other property owners such as Higab and Västfastigheter also rent out premises to the university

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