Göteborgs universitet

country rank  7
world rank  322

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University Overview

Established in 1891, Göteborgs universitet (The University of Gothenburg) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Göteborg (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Vastra Gotaland County. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige (Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden), Göteborgs universitet (GU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Göteborgs universitet (GU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 128 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name The University of Gothenburg
Acronym GU
Founded 1891
Motto Tradita innovare innovata tradere
A Tradition of Invention, an Inventor of Tradition
Colours Blue, black and white

University Location

Address PO Box 100
Göteborg (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
405 30 Vastra Gotaland County
T +46 (31) 786 1000
F +46 (31) 786 1064

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Karl Gustavsgatan 29
Göteborg 405 30
+46 (31) 786 1050

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Göteborgs universitet's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019