The University of Gothenburg is situated in the centre of the city and in close contact with society. With more than 38,000 students, we are one of the largest and most wide-ranging universities in Sweden. 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. University of Gothenburg was one of the first universities to sign the COPERNICUS charter for sustainable development in 1993. The University thus committed itself to sustainable development in research, education as well as environmental management.