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 June.

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 at 17.00-19.00. 
Meeting point:
At the Paddan boats, Kungsportsplatsen.
Availability: Not accessible by wheelchair.
Registration: Is necessary and will open in august.

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 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: October 2, 2019
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.

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Company Visit

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

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.