goscience-logoWelcome to Gothenburg! As a new international researcher in Gothenburg you are invited to lots of interesting welcome activities and meeting places. We want you to feel right at home and have compiled some activities to give you the opportunity to get to know the city and to connect with your fellow researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

More activities will be launched in the first quarter of 2019!
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Guided tour at Älvrummet

You are welcome to bring your family/partner/friend to this activity

Join us on a guided tour at Älvrummet Information Center, Lindholmen Science Park.
The Älvrummet Information Center is solely dedicated to the development of Gothenburg. The visit  will give you inspiration and information on the future of the city. We will also serve a traditional Swedish “fika” after the guiding.

When: 6 March Time: 14:00-15:30.
Where: Lindholmspiren 3-5.
Availability: The area is accessible.
Registration: Registration is necessary.
To get there: It is easy to get to Älvrummet by ferry, bicycle, bus.





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Welcome to the International Science Festival!


The International Science Festival in Gothenburg is one of Europe’s leading popular science events.
The public program takes place 2-7 April and the theme this year is Astonishing thought. Choose among hundreds of activities, workshops, lectures and much more. Free admission to all lecture.
Most of the programme is in Swedish, but some activities  in English.

When: 2-7 April
Where: The programme activities take place at more than 30 locations around the city centre
Price: free of charge







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International Reception

International visiting researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology are invited to an international reception hosted by the City of Gothenburg. Welcome to this popular event which includes welcome speeches, food, and an excellent chance to meet fellow researchers.

When: September 2019.
Where: More information will come.


Photo: Stendahls
Photo: Stendahls

Sightseeing in and around Gothenburg

Join us on a guided tour in and around Gothenburg and explore the most famous sights in the city. You will get to see places, buildings and hear more about our international city throughout the years. We will also stop off for a traditional Swedish “fika” along the way.

When: During October 2019, more information will come.
Time: 15:00- 17:30.
Where: City Centre of Gothenburg with surroundings.
Meeting/Returning Point: Mässans gata 8.

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Company Visit


When:  December 2019, more information will come.



Photo: Dick Gillberg
Photo: Dick Gillberg

Traditional Lucia Celebration

We are pleased to invite visiting researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg to join us in this pre-Christmas celebration. With origins in both pagan and Christian traditions, the Swedish Lucia celebration is one of the highlights of the winter season.

When: 13 December 2019.
Where: University main building at Vasaplatsen (Universitetsplatsen 1).
The closest tram/bus stop is ”Vasaplatsen”.

Frequently asked questions

Who can attend the Go Science welcome activities?

All new international researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

Do I need to register for the activities?

Yes, all of the activities require notification. Please read the detailed text for the activity that you are interested in attending for further information.