University of Gothenburg

A leading comprehensive university in the heart of Gothenburg

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What is the University of Gothenburg best known for?

The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge and influential research. Here, you’ll find future teachers, designers, financial experts, entrepreneurs and many more. GU is home to one of the most comprehensive offerings of courses and programmes in Sweden – some of them even unique globally. GU gives you the chance to study in the very heart of one of the most student-friendly cities in the world. The whole city of Gothenburg is our campus, with close connections to our local community, companies and networking.

We are a stepping stone for the independent minded students.

What kind of programmes does the University of Gothenburg offer?

We offer programmes in most academic fields, including particularly unique offerings within fine and performing arts and social sciences.

What’s the alumni network like?

We’re very proud of our talented alumni, who continue to make a change all around the world. Alumni can be found within many reputed companies like Volvo and IKEA as well as in leading research roles. One of our most famous alumni is Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, with a long track record of conflict prevention and mediation missions.

What are the main local industries?

Companies and organisations are involved with your studies from the start via guest lectures and mentorship programmes. Volvo, SKF, Stena, AstraZeneca, SCA and many more local companies are constantly developing alongside GU and are always on the lookout for international talent.

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