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Title: University of Gothenburg


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University of Gothenburg
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Some features
  • The city University almost all parts of the
    University are situated in central Gothenburg.
  • Arvid Carlsson Nobel Prize winner in Medicine
    in 2000
  • Around 20 of the Universitys programmes are
    ranked in the top 5 in the country in their areas
    (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
    assessments).
  • A clear presence in the city and region, for
    example through lectures and other events open to
    the public. This earned us a pro-democracy award
    from the Swedish National Agency for Higher
    Education in 2005.

3
Many colleges became a university
  • 1891 Gothenburg University College opened
  • 1949 Gothenburg Medical School opened
  • 1954 Gothenburg University College and
    Gothenburg Medical School became the University
    of Gothenburg
  • 1967 Faculty of Odontology was established
  • 1971 The School of Business, Economics Law
    became part of the University of Gothenburg
  • 1977 Several independent teacher training
    institutions became part of the University

4
UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG
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Vision 2020 Our Vision Will Set The Direction
  • Four basic principles shall guide the University
    of Gothenburg 
  • Our research, education and cooperation shall be
    characterised by a quest for high quality.
  • Our standpoints and decisions shall be based on a
    clear responsibility for the development of
    society.
  • Our work shall be guided by a global engagement
    that constantly reminds us of our role in the
    world.
  • An inspiring work environment is an important
    prerequisite.

6
Strong research environments some examples
  • LinCS (The Linnaeus Centre for Research on
    Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication
    in Contemporary Society)
  • Marine research
  • Department of Political Science voters and
    elections, political institutions
  • Odontology world-leading research in its field.
    Close collaboration with the public dental care
    provider Folktandvården Västra Götaland.
  • Epilife Gothenburg Center for Epidemiologic
    Studies on Mental and Physical Health Interacting
    over the Lifecourse
  • Obesity research brain mechanisms, nutrition,
    prevention

7
Research in numbers
  • 1 859 active doctoral students
  • 288 newly enrolled doctoral students
  • 276 doctoral degrees
  • 34 licentiate (midway doctoral) degrees

8
Education at first- and second-cycle level
  • 37 000 students
  • 26 639 full-time equivalents
  • 21 377 annual performance equivalents
  • 170 programmes
  • 1 600 courses
  • 6 561 degrees awarded in 2013

9
Cooperation
  • Dialogue forum where politicians and
    researchers meet to discuss current research
    issues.
  • Grants and Innovation Office promotes the
    utilisation of research results from the
    University of Gothenburg.
  • Students engaged in for example placements and
    degree projects, industry-employed doctoral
    students etc.
  • Private/public sectors participate in the
    educational process by providing lectures,
    serving as mentors and supervisors, participating
    in seminars etc.
  • Private/public sectors participate in research
    projects
  • 15 000 alumni can strengthen the quality,
    development and professional relevance of the
    Universitys education

10
Popular science
  • Dialogue forums with politicians
  • Networking with the University good for
    business
  • Jonsered Manor
  • Almedalen
  • Popular science programme concerts, lectures,
    exhibitions
  • The International Science Festival in Gothenburg
  • The Grundtvig Institute
  • Research blogs
  • Academic quarters at the City Library

11
Centres of expertise and research some examples
  • The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences
  • Centre for European Research at the University of
    Gothenburg (CERGU)
  • Centre for Environment and Sustainability GMV
  • The Swedish NMR Centre
  • The SOM Institute
  • NORDICOM
  • Göteborg Organ Art Centre GOArt
  • Centre for Finance

12
Cooperation across faculty boundaries
  • Museion
  • National Center for Mathematics Education
  • NORDICOM Nordic Information Center for Media
    and Communication Research
  • Centre for interdisciplinary disability research
  • CFK Centre for Consumer Science
  • Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

13
For the sake of sustainable development
  • The University of Gothenburg works actively to
    introduce the concept of sustainable development
    into the educational process in all disciplines.
  • Cutting-edge research in the field of
    environmental economics
  • Environmentally certified according to ISO 14001
    and EMAS
  • A large share of Swedens environmental and
    sustainable development research is conducted in
    Gothenburg
  • The Centre for Environment and Sustainability,
    GMV, where more than 400 researchers from a range
    of departments cooperate for the sake of
    sustainable development
  • Environment and Health is an interdisciplinary
    graduate school that develops products and
    strategies for environment-related health
    problems
  • Over 350 courses and more than 30 programmes that
    address the topic of sustainable development

14
Finances revenues
  • Revenues in SEK
  • 5 427 million SEK in total, of which
  • 3 619 million SEK in direct government funding
  • 1 808 million SEK in external/other revenues
  • Revenues in percent
  • Direct government funding 66
  • Contributions 24
  • Financial revenues 1

15
Finances expenditures
  • Expenditures in SEK
  • 5 379 million SEK in total, of which
  • 3 241 million SEK in personnel costs
  • 635 million SEK in costs of premises
  • 1 301 million SEK in other operating costs
  • 202 million SEK in capital costs
  • Expenditures in percent
  • Personnel costs 57
  • Costs of premises 11
  • Other operating costs 22
  • Capital costs 3

16
University staff
  • 5 762 employees
  • 5 138 full-time employees, of which
  • 2 699 are teachers/researchers/doctoral students
  • 502 are professors and
  • 1 937 are administrative/technical personnel

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It is the Universitys ambition to...
  • Support the commercialisation of ideas and
    research results from the University of
    Gothenburg.
  • Develop an organisational structure that
    facilitates further improvement of the
    Universitys research and education.
  • Achieve more and better interdisciplinary
    collaborations
  • Increase cooperation with business, industry,
    public sector, alumni etc.
  • Increase cooperation with Chalmers University of
    Technology
  • Promote sustainable development.
  • Increase the share of the underrepresented gender
    in connection with hiring of new staff members.
  • Increase the share of students at the advanced
    level.

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Gothenburg University Library
  • Seven libraries (Central Library, Biomedical
    Library, Botanical and Environmental Library,
    Economics Library, Earth Sciences Library,
    Education Library, Undergraduate and Newspaper
    Library)
  • E-books and e-journals. E-loans are now more
    common than loans of printed material.

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Eight Faculties
  • Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Business, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine, Applied Performing Arts
  • IT Faculty
  • Board of Teacher Education LUN
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