University of Gothenburg

Year of foundation: 1891
Approx. number of students: 24,900
Period of study: Early September-Mid January; Mid January-Early June
MCI partner since: 2005

The City

Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden (after Stockholm). Situated on the south-west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of approx. 506,000.The City of Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. It is situated by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv—the river running through the city—and is the largest sea port of the Nordic countries.

Volvo Cars was founded in Gothenburg in the year 1927. The company was founded by SKF, as a subsidiary company 100% owned by SKF.

The University

The University of Gothenburg is the third-oldest Swedish university, and with 24,900 full-time students it is also among the largest universities in the Nordic countries. With its eight faculties and 57 departments, the University of Gothenburg is also the most wide-ranging and versatile universities in Sweden. Its eight faculties offer training in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences. It describes itself as "a major university in Europe". In the 2009 Times ranking, the university is placed 185th in the world. In the 2008 ARWU ranking, Gothenburg University is ranked in the 201-302 range when compared to the top 500 universities in the world.

The University of Gothenburg is a pronounced city university, that is most of its facilities are within the city centre of Gothenburg. The main building as well as most faculties are located in the central part of Gothenburg.


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