Silver League
University of Gothenburg

Sweden

Goteborgs universitet, Vasagatan 33, 411 37 Goteborg, Sverige

252 World
rank
8 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1954
Short name:
UGOT
Type:
Public
Students:
26420
Faculty:
1610
Faculty/Students Ratio:
16
:
1
Web-site:
www.gu.se
Region:
Europe
Location:
Gothenburg
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 252 60.545
Teaching 372 49.348
Research 215 66.008
International Diversity 233 63.678
Financial Sustainability 266 66.685
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 274 60.761
Research Perfomance Rankings 178 71.066
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TEACHING
World Rank: 372
Country rank: 8
Score: 49.348
League: Bronze League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 215
Country rank: 8
Score: 66.008
League: Silver League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 233
Country rank: 7
Score: 63.678
League: Silver League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 266
Country rank: 7
Score: 66.685
League: Silver League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Gothenburg has 27.000 full-time students and 5.000 employees. It is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. With its 8 faculties and 38 departments, the University of Gothenburg is also the most wide-ranging and versatile university in Sweden, offering unique opportunities for Copperation and development. At the University of Gothenburg teaching and research interact closely. Students are kept informed of the latest developments in the field they are studying and researchers gain inspiration from their students' expectations and needs. Research and teaching are regarded as equally important, and there is ongoing pedagogical development work. The university is located in the central part of Gothenburg with spacious green areas and a close proximity to the sea and the archipelago. Students can enjoy the diversified and vivid environment of the city with its mix of old and new buildings and with a wide range of cultural, entertainment and sport activities.

Mission Statement

The University of Gothenburg aims to be an academic environment of excellence where independence and freedom are the two most fundamental principles and where academic quality is promoted by integrity and internal democracy. We serve our community best when we are morally and intellectually independent from political, ideological and economic interests. Academic excellence and a critical search for the truth is the essence of our activities, and our work must always be based on high ethical and moral principles. We aim to combine academic excellence with openness towards others, and we strive to combine constructive Copperation with our environment with critical analyses of trends in society. Our University plays an important role in working for the sustainable and democratic society. Being engaged in environmental issues distinguishes the everyday activities throughout the university, as well as the research at several of our departments. Our University is one of many disciplines, with many opportunities for synergies between research groups and with a multitude of options for our students. We believe that a dialogue between researchers and students empowers the long-term development of knowledge. Further, our commitment to diversity means that we must be an asset also for people that traditionally lack contact with research and higher education. The University of Gothenburg aims to be one of the greatest, most vital and interesting universities in Europe.