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: Superstudio
Photo: Superstudio

International Reception

The City of Gothenburg invites visiting researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg to a reception which includes a welcome speech by Lord Mayor of Gothenburg.

When: 21 September 2017 at 18:00-19:30.
Where: Chalmerska Huset, Södra Hamngatan 11
Registration is closed.

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: 3 October 2017 at 15:00–17:00.
Where: Gustav Adolfs torg.
Registration is closed.

Photo: Anders Wester
Photo: Anders Wester

Guided visit to Volvo Cars Experience Centre

Welcome to a guided visit to Volvo Cars Brand Experience Centre where you can learn more about the company and the vision in areas such as connectivity, safety, design and the environment.

When: 30 November 2017 at 14:30-18:00.
Where: Volvo Cars Visitor Centre, Karossvägen 2
Registration is closed. Fully booked.

Photo: Charlotta Gavelin
Photo: Charlotta Gavelin

Visit to the Museum of Gothenburg – the Birth of Gothenburg

Join us on a journey through history and get to know the very first Gothenburgers, try out 1600s-style social media, listen to the popular music of the times and help to solve the mystery of who wore the Silver Heart ornament around their neck. The Birth of Gothenburg gives you new perspectives on the city – both now and then.

When: 8 November 2017 at 16:00-16:50 or 17:00-17:50.
Where: The Museum of Gothenburg, Norra Hamngatan 12.
Note: this activity is also open for your partner/family.
Registration is closed.

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 2017.
Where: The University of Gothenburg Main Building, Vasaparken.
Registration will open within short.

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.