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.

Get to know Gothenburg this summer!

Gothenburg is an open and accessible city. It offers almost everything you would expect of a cosmopolitan city –within walking distance. All you need is right in the city and you can get everywhere on foot. Head over to goteborg.com for more inspiration and tips on what to do when in Gothenburg.


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.

When: September 19 2018.
Where: More information will follow.

Photo: Stendahls
Photo: Stendahls

Sightseeing in Gothenburg

Join us on a guided tour 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: October 2018.
Where: More information will follow.

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Company Visits

Welcome to visit some of Gothenburg´s most innovating companies.

When: November 2018.
Where: More information will follow.

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: More information will follow.


Photo: Frida Winter.

Explore the International Science Festival

Bring your family/partner/friend

Welcome to the 2000 m2 pop up Science Centre ”Experimentverkstaden”. Experimentverkstaden is a place for kids in the ages of 5-12 –  as well as for adults – to learn about science in fun and different ways. How about programming a robot, build a prospective version of Gothenburg and make your own key chain? Here you will find something for everybody. To this activitiy you are most welcome to bring your family/partner/friend.
Fika is included.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

When: Thursday 19 April, 2018 at 16:00-18:00.
Where: Experimentverkstaden, Park 113 Frihamnen.
Bus station: Frihamnsporten. Bus nr 16.
Availability:  The area is accessible.
Registration is closed.





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Explore Brännö in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago

Welcome to explore one of the islands in the archipelago. We meet at the tram station at Saltholmen and take the ferry to Brännö. The visit starts with a guided tour at the island that ends up at Brännö Shipyard. After a nice evening with light food and quiz we take the ferry back to Saltholmen at 20:00.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

When: Wednesday 23 May, 2018 at 16:00-20:30.
Where: Brännö Island.
Meeting Point: Saltholmen tram station at 16:00.
Travelling to Saltholmen: Tram nr 11 from central of Gothenburg.
Availability:  The guided tour takes place on hilly land on the island. The boat ride and the road to Bränno Shipyard are accessible.
Registration is closed.

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.