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University of Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg
Göteborg, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Education at first- and second-cycle level

Students at basic (undergraduate) or advanced (masters) level.

  • Students: 37,296
  • Full-time students: 25,639
  • Degrees awarded: 6 561

Education at third-cycle level

Doctoral-level students.

  • Active research students: 1 854 (59 per cent women)
  • Newly enrolled research students: 288 (60 per cent women)
  • Doctoral degrees awarded: 276
  • Licentiate (midway doctoral) degrees awarded: 34


  • Employees: 5,762 (58 per cent women)
  • Full-time equivalents: 5,138
  • Teaching staff/researchers and doctoral student positions: 2,699
  • Professors: 502
  • Technical/administrative staff: 1,937


  • Direct government funding: SEK 3,700 million
  • External funding and other income: SEK 1,808 million
  • Total income: SEK 5,427 million


  • 381,700 square meters
  • SEK 636 million

Faculty areas

  • Pharmacy, Medicine,Odontology and Health Care Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Business, Economics and Law
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • The Board of Teacher Education

Within the Faculties, there are a total of 38 departments.


University of Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg
Location: Göteborg, Sweden | Closing on Nov 01
Postdoctoral scholarship in Molecular Metabolism
We hereby announce that one postdoctoral scholarship in Molecular Metabolism is available at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg. Dnr E 2018/566 The research group of Dr. Margit Mahlapuu is seeking a highly motivated and talented...
University of Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg
Location: Göteborg, Sweden | Closing on Oct 21
PhD Student in Physical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Biophysics
Diary id: PAR 2018/1241 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology Apply by: 2018-10-21 Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific...