University of Gothenburg
|University of Gothenburg
|motto||Tradita innovare innovata tradere|
|Students||26,153 ( FTE , 2017)|
|Employee||5,647 ( FTE , 2017)|
|including professors||536 (2017)|
|Annual budget||6.435 billion SEK (2017)
≈ 621 million €
The University of Gothenburg ( Swedish : Göteborgs universitet ; Latin : Universitas Gothoburgensis ) was founded in 1891 and is located in Gothenburg .
Gothenburg University is the third oldest university in Sweden after Uppsala University and Lund University. With around 38,400 students (equivalent to around 26,000 full-time students) it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia . There are about 60 institutes rsp. Departments and is therefore also one of the most technically diverse universities in Northern Europe. Its eight faculties offer courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, computers, law, economics and health sciences.
The university describes itself as “an important university in Europe”. The university has the most applicants per place in many of its degree programs and courses and is therefore also one of the most popular universities in Sweden with freshmen.
The university is located on the west coast of Sweden in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg , and is a large city university with buildings spread across the city center; it is not a campus university.
The university does well in international rankings and is usually among the 150 to 200 best universities in the world:
|Ranking (year)||World rank|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities (2014)||# 151-200|
|Web Ranking of European Universities (2013)||# 163|
|QS World University Rankings (2013)||# 205|
|Times Higher Education (2012/2013)||# 201-225|
With the help of private donations, the Gothenburg University of Applied Sciences (Swedish: Göteborgs Högskola ) was founded in 1891 . The first lectures were given by seven professors with 21 students (four of them women). In 1907 the college got the same state status as the two older Swedish universities in Lund and Uppsala . By merging with the Gothenburg Medical School in 1954, it finally became - academically speaking - a university that is represented in all disciplines .
In the course of time, further, previously independent institutes were incorporated into the university. The university grew particularly strongly in the 1950s and 1960s, with the number of students increasing from 500 to 21,000.
The separate Sahlgren University Hospital acts as a training center for doctors. Most of the buildings and facilities are in the city center, so it is a city university; that is, it is spread across the city center and firmly rooted in the urban environment. The newest building is the campus for teacher training ( pedagogues ). The proportion of women among the students at Gothenburg University in 2006 was 67%.
With nine faculties and around 70 departments, Gothenburg University offers a very wide range of educational opportunities and has the largest selection of courses and lectures in Sweden.
The university cooperates with the Chalmers University of Technology and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in various areas .
- Sahlgrenska Academy (medical training),
- Faculty of Humanities ( Humanists ),
- Faculty of Applied and Fine Arts ( Artists ),
- Faculty of Social Sciences,
- Gothenburg Commercial College ( Handelshögskolan ),
- Faculty of Education ( educators ),
- Faculty of Science as well
- Faculty of the IT University of Gothenburg.
- Nick Bostrom (* 1973), philosopher
- Magnus Carlsson (* 1974), musician
- Jan Eliasson (* 1940), diplomat and politician
- Eli Filip Heckscher (1879–1952), economic historian
- Zeth Höglund (1884–1956), politician
- Sverker Johansson (* 1961), physicist, linguist, specialist author
- Cecilia Malmström (* 1968), politician, member of the European Parliament and Commissioner for Trade of the European Union
- Leif Östling (* 1945), automobile manager
- Åke Sellström (* 1948), UN chemical weapons inspector
- Maria Wetterstrand (* 1973), politician and former spokeswoman for the Swedish Greens
- Gert Wingårdh (* 1951), architect
- Sture Allén (* 1928), linguist, member of the Swedish Academy
- Arvid Carlsson (1923–2018), Nobel Prize in Medicine 2000, was Professor of Medicine from 1959–1989
- Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945), philosopher
- Åke Edwardson (* 1953), writer
- Bernhard Karlgren (1889–1978), linguist and sinologist
- Lotta Lotass (* 1964), Swedish writer and member of the Swedish Academy since 2009
- Erik Lönnroth (1910–2002), historian, member of the Swedish Academy
- Bo Ralph (* 1945), linguist, member of the Swedish Academy
- Official websites (Swedish / English)
- ^ About the University> Organization> University Management> Vice-Chancellor. Retrieved August 8, 2019 .
- ↑ a b c d e Årsredovisning 2017. (PDF; 4.4 MB) University of Gothenburg, February 21, 2018, pp. 7, 66 , accessed on October 25, 2018 (Swedish).
- ^ List of IAU Members. In: iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities, accessed August 18, 2019 .
- ↑ ( "a major European university" / "a major university in Europe" ) A major European university (English - PDF file; 2.84 MB) - accessed on: February 23, 2010
- ↑ Facta om Göteborgs universitet (Swedish) - accessed on: February 23, 2010
- ↑ Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014
- ^ Webometrics 2013
- ↑ http://www.topuniversities.com/node/2503/ranking-details/world-university-rankings/2013
- ↑ http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking
Coordinates: 57 ° 41 ′ 54 ″ N , 11 ° 58 ′ 18 ″ E