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.


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 is something for everybody. To this activitiy you are most welcome to bring your family/partner/friend.
Fika is included.

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





Photo: Steampipe Production Studio

Boat trip in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago

Welcome to explore one of the islands in the archipelago. We meet at the tram station at Saltholmen 16:15 and take the ferry to Brännö. The visit starts with a guided tour at the island that ends up at Brännö Varv.  After a nice evening with food and quiz we take the ferry back to Saltholmen at 20:00.

When: May 23 at 16:15-20:30.
Where: Brännö Island.
Meeting Point: Saltholmen tram station.
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 the restaurant are accessible.
Sign up here.

Photo: Superstudio
Photo: Superstudio

International Reception

The City of Gothenburg invites visiting researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg to a reception.

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

Photo: Stendahls
Photo: Stendahls

Bus Sightseeing in Gothenburg

Join us on a guided bus 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.

Photo: Anders Wester
Photo: Anders Wester

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: The University of Gothenburg Main Building, Vasaparken.
More information will follow.

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.

Get to know Gothenburg!

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.