"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.
Four basic principles shall guide the University of GA Quality-Driven University
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, the University of Gothenburg doesn't have a gym or swimming pool nor does it host any yoga classes. You can find a swimming pool at Chalmers, but only Chalmers Student Union members can use it.
Associations at University of Gothenburg
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..
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