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.

Paddan on Säveån

Welcome to a tour of the lush Säveån! The trip goes on the old moat and Great Harbor Canal to the Gota River. Säveån is known as the Göteborg Amazonas and the boat tour allows you to enjoy the birdlife, the rich greenery and the unique atmosphere. We pass Lilla Bommen and glide into the 103 km long Säveån.
Bring clothes according to weather since it is an open top boat with no roof

When: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 17.00-19.00
Meeting point:
At the Paddan boats, Kungsportsplatsen
Availability: Not accessible by wheelchair
Registration: Is necessary

Register here

Photo: Frida Winter

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
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: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 15.00- 17.30
Where: City Centre of Gothenburg with surroundings
Meeting/Returning Point: Mässans gata 8
Registration: Is necessary and will open in September

Photo: Museum of World Culture

Guided tour and workshop at the Museum of World Culture

We discover “Together” – An exhibition that challenges both body, heart and brain!  Attend the creative workshop that is open for all ages.
A World Culture Museum´s Club card is included in the event.

You are welcome to bring your family/partner/friend. 

When: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 16.00-18.00
Where: Museum of World Culture, Södra vägen 54, Bus/Tram stop Korsvägen
Is necessary and will open in September

Read more about the exhibition ”Together”

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Company Visit

An Inspiring and interesting visit to a company based in Gothenburg.

When:  December, 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: December 13
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.