[9 May 2016] The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented - an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.
[30 Apr 2015] What did you think about the info you received before you arrived here? What was your biggest obstacle when settling in? What is your impression of Gothenburg and West Sweden? What do you think about making friends and feeling part of the society?
[21 May 2014] Swedish national radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio's foreign correspondent Cecilia Uddén and Michael Rowlands, professor emeritus in anthropology and archaeology at University College London, have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.
[20 May 2013] Sten Ebbesen, Professor of the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Copenhagen, has been appointed Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts. Ebbesen¿s persistent efforts to strengthen the University of Gothenburg¿s research within Classical Languages and History of Philosophy date back to the mid-1990s.
[20 May 2013] Today most public services involve electronic communication, which requires that people are able to read relatively well. However, a significant number of adults cannot fully understand the texts they read for example on the internet. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that a new model called SVIT can be used as a tool to measure the readability of texts and therefore how appropriate they are for different target groups.