University of Gothenburg

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About

History

"Gothenburg University College" was established in 1891 with the help of private donations. The first classes were held by seven professors teaching seven subjects to twenty-one students, four of whom were women.

In 1907 it became an independent university college with the same status as the two national universities of Uppsala and Lund. 

Education

Four basic principles shall guide the University of GA Quality-Driven University

  • A Quality-Driven University
  • Strong Civic Responsibility
  • Global Engagement
  • Inspiring Work Environment

Research

The broad-ranging research at the University of Gothenburg is innovative, characterised by multidisciplinary cooperation, closely linked to education and stands in close contact with society. 

The 3000 researchers, teachers and doctoral students span from developmental biology and gender studies to logistics and marine mammals. The University’s list of renowned researchers includes Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology Arvid Carlsson (2000).

Career

If you have thoughts on what your studies are leading to and what opportunities there will be after graduation, you can turn to your Study Counsellor.

If you are a student at the School of Business, Economics and Law you can get career guidance by contacting the Career Service. Career Service acts as a link between business students and companies and provides activities such as business presentations, cv - examination and career coaching.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
101
2021
101
2020
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
185 -5
2022
180 22
2021
202
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
201 -16
2022
185 6
2021
191
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
-
2022
-
2021
135
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

ISOP is responsible for all incoming and outgoing exchange students at the Faculty of Education. 

This means that ISOP handles incoming and outgoing students connected to the exchange agreements of the Faculty of Education, and supplies information and guidance regarding exchange programmes and studying abroad to students.

Housing services

  • Gothenburg is a very attractive place to live in, which means that there is a large demand for accommodation, especially at the beginning of each term. Therefore we recommend that you begin to look for accommodation as soon as possible.
  • The University of Gothenburg offers assistance with three different kinds of accommodation. 
  • These are intended for internationally recruited faculty and staff, as well as persons visiting the university for a certain task, contributing with expertise or taking part in other exchange; e.g. international researchers, professors, teachers, lecturers or administrative staff from other universities or organizations abroad.

Library services

The library provides extended support for students with reading impairments. You can get help with access to adapted textbooks, longer loan periods and access to reading studios.

If you need help with information search for a thesis or finding literature in a certain subject area there is help to get at the libraries' information desks.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Gothenburg offers a unique opportunity for students. Here you will study in the very heart of the city. We don't have a campus in the outskirts of the city; instead the whole city is the campus.

  • Botanical building
  • Campus Johanneberg
  • Campus Haga
  • Campus Lindholmen
  • Campus Linné
  • Geovetarcenter
  • Handelshögskolan (School of Business, Economics and Law)
  • HDK and Valand
  • Humanisten (Faculty of Arts)
  • Mariestad
  • Medicinareberget (Sahlgrenska Academy)
  • Pedagogen (School of Education)
  • Steneby
  • Sven Lovén Center for Marine Infrastructure

Sports facilities

Unfortunately, the University of Gothenburg doesn't have a gym or swimming pool nor does it host any yoga classes. You can find a swimming pool at Chalmers, but only Chalmers Student Union members can use it.

Student clubs

Associations at University of Gothenburg

  • The Senior Academy*
  • Staff organisations*
  • The network for administrative and technical staff*
  • GFS, The Association of Student Unions in Gothenburg (information in English available)
  • GU’s art society*
  • Alumni network

Accreditation

The School of Business, Economics and Law is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, and thus the only business school in Sweden that is what is popularly referred to as “Triple Crown” accredited. In this exclusive group includes, among others, London Business School, Antai at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, INSEAD in France and Copenhagen Business School..

Student Reviews

A satisfying experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has been and still is a great experience to be part of international program, meeting and learning from international students. Furthermore, gaining knowledge from lectures of different backgrounds is another wonderful experience. However much the experience was great, there's always some challenges in studying, I personally from different education backgrounds, things...

Enthusiastic and and hard working social worker and human rights activist. I have work with different organisations in my home country, mostly helping vulnerable groups.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far it has been a wonderful experience, studying with different students from different countries, sharing different experiences. At University of Gothenburg, we have amazing lectures from different backgrounds and we have learnt a lot from them. Although, our program has been enjoyable, studying during covid-19 has been a challenge. Some of classes have been taught...

Good
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Lecturers are highly qualified

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

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