This city has that rare thing: a big city feel with the enormous advantage of comfortable distances, it also has a bustling business environment and respected academic traditions, closeness to nature and open-minded people.
The city’s compact, pedestrian-friendly city center offers a wealth of culture, shopping, sights, restaurants and nightlife. It is also home to great industries like Volvo, SKF and Astra Zeneca. It buzzes with the energy of innovation.
But most importantly, it is a city with a view to the future. An ultra modern and sustainable city development plan is underway. The Gothenburg region is expecting to build 105 000 new homes by 2035 and 110 000 new workplaces. It is definitely a city on the move, taking its greatest leap forward. You want to be a part of this journey!
Location and connectivity
The city lies on the west coast. You can easily reach Gothenburg by flight, train, bus and ferry. The international airport Landvetter is located 20 km south-east of the city centre and from here you can travel to various destinations in Europe and the world.
The port of Gothenburg is the largest in the Nordic countries. The river Göta Älv runs straight through the city, and you can reach the archipelago islands in less than one hour from the centre.
Gothenburg is really the city of endless opportunities. The region has an extensive variety of trade and industry spanning more than 750 different industries. It is also one of Europe’s most innovative regions, and our companies are world-leading in numerous areas. Here you can help develop everything from self-driving and connected vehicles to life-changing medicines. And you’ll be working with forward thinking, creative and collaborative people from all over world.
Gothenburg’s business environment is flourishing. Unemployment levels are the lowest among Sweden’s metropolitan region, while job growth has been strong over a long period. Skilled workers are needed in a range of areas including ICT, automotive, healthcare, life science and construction.
Gothenburg has an extremely well-developed educational system covering each stage: from preschools to universities.
There are preschools, international schools and Swedish schools offering the International Baccalaureate programme. It hosts two of the most popular institutes of higher learning and research universities in Sweden - the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers Technology University. There are around 50,000 university stiudents here.
Leisure & Culture
From green and leafy parks, to deep forests, tranquil lakes and the archipelago. Nature is in abundance and never far away. If you’re feeling adventurous rock-climbing, horse-riding, kayaking, and sailing are just a few of things on offer.
Gothenburg has several times been voted the friendliest city in Sweden. In addition, in 2017 it was voted the most sociable city in the world, scoring highly in terms of liberality, community mindedness and party atmosphere. The region is also brimming with culture and entertainment. Here you’ll find everything from Michelin star restaurants and modern bars to renowned museums and Scandinavia’s largest film festival.
Facilities: hospital and authorities
All the authorities are well represented, some with many offices in various locations for the Tax Agency, Swedish Public Employment Service and Migration Agency. They are also quite conveniently located.
Health care and medical services are extremely well developed. There is one hospital focused on research, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The other big hospital is Östra hospital, providing a comprehensive range of health care and medical service.
On our regional map you’ll find examples of, and information on, housing areas that may suit your needs. You can also see where the region's universities, and international and bilingual schools and preschools are located.
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