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University of Gothenburg

4.6 out of 5 (61 ratings / 44 reviews) Göteborg, Sweden
International students don’t end up in a Swedish city by chance. They come here because they share a set of beliefs and values — things like equality, sustainability and a modern approach to learning. They come because these are ideals we at the University of Gothenburg share.

Master's Programmes

Journalism & Media (1)

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).

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
151 -50
2018
101 50
2017
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
151 7
2019
158 18
2018
176
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
186 15
2019
201 -3
2018
198
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
256 13
2019
269 14
2018
283
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over 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.

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

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in Sweden is a really great experience where you find new culture, good learning opportunities and meet friendly people.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience has been amazing so far, univeristy of Gothenburg provides student with great amount of knowledge in the relaxed environment. By combining practise and theory students get a full range of different abilites. The great plus is also a lot of debates/seminars with profesionals that enable students to discover their intrests and friends with common...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

International atmosphere which gives you opportunities to meet new people from all over the world. very good collaboration with industry which brings the possibilities of finding jobs. High emphasize on equality

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