University of Gothenburg: Statistics

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#208 of 14,131 In the World
#72 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 39 In Sweden
#1 of 2 In Goteborg
#2 of 1,002 For Dentistry
Top100 For 25 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
49,150
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
gu.se
Languages
Swedish;English
Acceptance rate
39%*

* The University of Gothenburg is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or foreign equivalent and a documented good knowledge of English. TOEFL test for foreign students (at least 500)
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)
Enrollment49,150
Full time employee3,028
Student:staff ratio16:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
57,498
Citations
2,568,895

University of Gothenburg majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
23,593 / 1,259,863
Biology
13,107 / 782,238
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,758 / 396,692
Psychology
6,797 / 320,146
Environmental Science
5,282 / 260,991
Chemistry
4,612 / 233,223
Demography
4,269 / 236,363
Computer Science
4,031 / 184,175
Business
3,371 / 113,729
Physics
3,226 / 115,937
Engineering
2,911 / 120,258
Immunology
2,355 / 150,004
Economics
2,335 / 58,624
Sociology
2,127 / 46,720
Political Science
2,061 / 32,480
Surgery
2,051 / 166,833
Physical Therapy
1,889 / 77,781
Health Science
1,809 / 104,096
Ecology
1,672 / 108,556
Pathology
1,632 / 108,867
Oncology and Cancer research
1,607 / 68,260
Biochemistry
1,512 / 93,793
Dentistry
1,507 / 139,342
Pediatrics
1,506 / 75,287
Materials Science
1,348 / 53,593
Mathematics
1,297 / 33,904
Psychiatry
1,283 / 88,541
Cardiology
1,190 / 90,045
Healthcare Management (MHA)
1,182 / 29,137
Social Psychology
1,130 / 45,729
Public Health
1,129 / 65,576
Genetics
1,081 / 98,162
Art & Design
1,058 / 23,884
Anatomy and Physiology
1,016 / 69,327
Microbiology
1,010 / 78,416
Molecular Biology
982 / 61,740
Child Psychology
981 / 46,258
Clinical Psychology
938 / 41,117
Communications and Public Relations
902 / 27,776
Epidemiology
897 / 88,021

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 462 8988
1992 371 9932
1993 360 10443
1994 444 10998
1995 569 12027
1996 719 14261
1997 689 15938
1998 782 18386
1999 768 21110
2000 940 24367
2001 1042 29398
2002 1052 32703
2003 1149 38936
2004 1247 44065
2005 1393 51061
2006 1525 59924
2007 1660 68720
2008 1891 80827
2009 2399 92347
2010 2244 101089
2011 2682 120567
2012 2920 139403
2013 3232 158590
2014 3452 177500
2015 3784 191593
2016 3826 195133
2017 4101 213181
2018 4272 211063
2019 4703 244066
2020 5202 292495
2021 5385 335163

Tuition

International studetns 110,000-400,000 per annum. (SEK)

The University of Gothenburg has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen Computer Science, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Technology
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Aesthetics, Anthropology, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Furniture Design, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Handicrafts, Heritage Preservation, History, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leisure Studies, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Opera, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Religious Music, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Sports, Teacher Training, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Transport Management, Weaving
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Teacher Training
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Cinema and Television, Conducting, European Studies, Film, Hygiene, Information Technology, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Music, Translation and Interpretation, Video
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Acting, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Display and Stage Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), Glass Art, Government, Handicrafts, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Studies, Jewellery Art, Leadership, Literature, Logic, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Opera, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Swedish, Technology Education, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Weaving, Writing
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Anaesthesiology, Dentistry, Dietetics, Gerontology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Teacher Training
Licentiatexamen Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Doktorsexamen Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Film, Fine Arts, Food Science, Gender Studies, History, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Studies, Sports, Theatre, Theology

University of Gothenburg alumni

  1. Camilla Läckberg

    Camilla Läckberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Gothenburg
    Studied economics
    Occupations
    writernovelisttelevision presentereconomist
    Biography

    Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Eriksson is a Swedish crime writer. As of the early-2010s, her work has been translated into more than 40 languages in 60 countries. She has been called "the rock star of Nordic noir."

  2. José González

    José González
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwriter
    Biography

    José Gabriel González is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg. González is also a member of the band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn.

  3. Nick Bostrom

    Nick Bostrom
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Nick Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology, and is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. In 2009 and 2015, he was included in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

  4. Håkan Hellström

    Håkan Hellström
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    singercomposerdrummerrecording artist
    Biography

    Håkan Georg Hellström is a Swedish musician. He made his breakthrough in Sweden in 2000 with the song "Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg" and the album with the same name. He has released nine studio albums to date with eight reaching number one on the Swedish Albums Chart, while Ett kolikbarns bekännelser reached number two.

General info

Alternative names GU
Göteborgs universitet
Founded 1891
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Tradita innovare innovata tradere
A Tradition of Invention, an Inventor of Tradition
Colors blue, black, white
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)

Location and Contacts

Address PO Box 100
Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland County, 405 30
Sweden
City population 605,000
Phone +46 (31) 786 1000
Fax +46 (31) 786 1064

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