University of Gothenburg
The University of Gothenburg has approximately 37,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – the University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses.
The University’s roughly 40 different Departments cover most scientific disciplines, making it one of Sweden’s broadest and most wide-ranging higher education institutions.
In an international perspective too, the University of Gothenburg is unusually comprehensive, with cutting-edge research in a number of dynamic research areas. Cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, society at large and trade and industry has been consistently strengthened and intensified over recent years, as have international contacts and collaborative projects with partners abroad.
University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences
We conduct research and deliver education in all aspects of society; everything from the individual’s psychological development processes to large, complex organisational forms. Professional programmes are combined here with prominent international research into democracy and politics, working life and social relations, risk and security, the individual’s adjustment and development, as well as global change. The researchers also frequently participate in public debates.
The faculty’s educational remit is the most comprehensive within the University of Gothenburg and our programmes maintain a high level of quality. For example, you can study to become a journalist, a human resources specialist, a psychotherapist or a social worker. You can also choose from among our freestanding courses and gain the knowledge you need for a profession which focuses on society.
Research in the social sciences is necessary in order to resolve and deal with major contemporary problems pertaining to issues such as the environment, health, war and poverty.