University of Gothenburg

4.2 out of 5 (78 ratings / 72 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 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
2021
101
2020
101 50
2019
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
180 22
2021
202 54
2020
256
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
2022
185 6
2021
191 -5
2020
186
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
2022
-
2021
135 16
2020
151
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

GU masters in digital leadership
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I choosed this program because having an IT background I missed the management and leadership aspects of the IT domain. But when I started the program i found out my batch mates are not only frmo IT but from variety of domains such as economics, psychology, finance, marketing etc. I recommend this course.

Study Experience of an International Student
Katharina rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience at GU was incredible. The University has welcomed me as an international student and showed low hierarchical orders but instead great community, study support and reliable services. The infrastructure and quality of apartments in Gothenburg is very good too. However, I would have appreciated more Sports clubs and Societies as I have transferred from an...

The Covid experience in Gothenburgs university
Einar Thor Trastarson rated 4 out of 5 stars

My whole experience with the school has been zoom meetings and the rest i do myself by myself. Despite this the teachers have managed to keep me somewhat interested, although sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation. Taking this into account i would say that my experience is above average. I'm hoping that i'll be soon able to attend the school on school grounds.

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