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.

Thank you all researchers for this year!
A new program will be launched in the first quarter of 2019.
Photo: Frida Winter

International Reception

International visiting researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers 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: 19 September 2018.
Where: Chalmerska Huset, Södra Hamngatan 11.

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: 3 October 2018. Time: 15:00- 17:30.
Where: City Centre of Gothenburg with surroundings.
Meeting/Returning Point: Mässans gata 8.

Foto: Beatrice Törnros

Explore the science centre Universeum

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

Welcome to Universeum – the Nordic regions´s largest science centre. Throughout its seven floors you can experience a tropical rainforest, huge aquariums and lots of exciting experiments – on your own or with the Universeum guides.

When: 14 November 2018. Drop in: 15:00-17:00. Closing time: 18:00.
Where: Korsvägen, Universeum

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Company Visit to Volvo

Welcome to take a ride on the factory tour through the Volvo Cars plant at Torslanda and get a behind-the-scenes view of the production line. This is Volvo Cars’ own home production plant, and the guide will take you through the production process to finished cars.

When: 5 December 2018. Time: 13:00-17:00.
Where: Torslanda, Volvo Cars.
Meeting/Returning Point: City centre of Gothenburg.




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 2018.
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.