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University of Gothenburg

4.5 out of 5 (70 ratings / 56 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.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (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).

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 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.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
101 50
2019
151 -50
2018
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
2021
202 54
2020
256 13
2019
269
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
2021
-
2020
186 15
2019
201
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
2021
-
2020
151 7
2019
158
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

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

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Elen Kocharyan rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent in all aspects; a lot more to offer than just the academic side it is known for, many clubs and societies, as well as a diverse and welcoming student body

The road in the unknown soon or later shall end.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Gothenburg has paved the way for my next moves which is in the international domains. Thanks to my program 'the international language program' I could choose the language that worked for me most (French) as my main field. Indeed, it was a huge advantage and the only negative point could be the lack of certain french manuals, which forced us to use some...

Time to shine by choosing to study in Sweden
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have never regretted by choosing the University of Gothenburg. They care students and help them in any way they can. The environment is international and everyone can speak English. I would definitely choose the GU again.

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