Gothenburg harbour

Gothenburg - city by the sea

​On the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg is a perfectly sized ‘big little city’, with a population of around 570,000. There’s plenty of cultural activities, a lively nightlife, and miles of natural green space, with forests, lakes, and a beautiful collection of islands, all within easy distance of the centre. ​

Chalmers’ two campuses, Johanneberg and Lindholmen, are right in the heart of Gothenburg, one on either side of the river, making the university well embedded into the life of the city. The friendly, welcoming attitude here will ensure you quickly feel at home – Gothenburg has previously been voted ‘the world’s most sociable city’. And the locals speak excellent English, so everyday life is usually pretty straightforward here. It’s easy to get around, with the famous blue and white trams covering the whole city. And with more than 800 kilometres of bike lanes, cycling is also a popular and safe option. Known for its musical and artistic history, the city hosts many major events every year, including Scandinavia’s largest film festival, its largest book fair, and even the world’s biggest football tournament – the Gothia Cup.

Page manager Published: Wed 14 Apr 2021.