The research and education of the University of Gothenburg (GU) is conducted in a collaborative environment and the university is aiming for greater internationalisation.
In the area of life sciences, the natural bounds between the Sahlgrenska academy at GU and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital are strong, and the academy has always had good connections with the medtech and pharmaceutical industries. GU also has many cross collaborations with Chalmers University of Technology, i.e. in the life sciences – for example in biotechnology and medical technology.
A good example of research infrastructure at GU, which is a strong asset when attracting the next generation of scientists both from Sweden and abroad, is the Swedish NMR Centre at the Hasselblad Laboratory on Medicinareberget. It offers access to world-class NMR instrumentation for studies primarily in structural biology, metabolomics, chemical biology and small molecule NMR, diffusion, micro imaging and MAS NMR.
Programme for Global Societal Challenges
Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor of GU, points out that handling of the big societal challenges of today, demands both inter-disciplinary and international collaboration.
”Therefore, we’ve launched UGOT Challenges (University of Gothenburg Centres for Global Societal Challenges), a unique programme for funding inter-disciplinary and internationally competitive research. The total budget is MSEK 300 (MSEK 50 per project over six years).”
”Antibiotic resistance is one example of an area covering several academic disciplines that is funded within UGOT Challenges. It contains both medical, social and environmental aspects. Another example is the marine area which covers aspects such as environment, food, trade and health to mention a few,” she concludes.