With 37000 students, 2000 active PhD students and 6000 employees, the University of Gothenburg is one of the largest teaching universities in Northern Europe, with teaching and research in all the major fields of science and humanities. There are well established research collaborations with the Chalmers University of Technology, and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SUH), both in Gothenburg. Health and medical research is one of the five profile areas at the university. At the latest ranking in 2010, the University of Gothenburg was ranked number 18 in the Times Higher Education’s list of Top European Institutions in Neuroscience and Behaviour. At the institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, there are 229 full-time research positions, including 55 tenured professors, with research covering a broad range of topics. An external peer review of the Institute recently highlighted the excellent international standing and competitiveness of the current research in the fields of neurophysiology, as well as psychiatry and neurochemistry (including Alzheimers disease), child psychiatry (autism), and endocrine physiology.
Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SUH) provides emergency, basic and highly specialized care for the west of Sweden. SUH is the country´s centre for certain specialties such as osseointegration. Fueled by the University of Gothenburg, the department of Orthopeadics is one of the units where treatment and research is qualified as world class. This includes treatment and research on osseointegration, which was discovered at the institution by P-I Brånemark in the 1950’s. Since that time, clinical research and important advances have been made in the field. The osseointegration treatment allows to replace missing teeth, ears, eyes and extremities. It can be also used to bone-anchored hearing aids and joint replacements. Most of these applications have been pioneered at the institution.