Yesterday the Swedish Government decided to give University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology one of the country’s two advanced entrepreneurial programmes.
“Entrepreneurship is so crucial to the future of the nation that we need top-flight courses on an international level,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg in a press release from the Government. “Göteborg and Lund have two excellent environments, and with this addition we hope to make them even better.”
A panel of experts evaluated ten applications from various universities. The joint application from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg was selected as number one. The Government is granting the two Göteborg universities SEK 10.2 million this year and next to make their entrepreneurial courses top-notch.
“Very nice, a great show of faith in our partnership with Chalmers,” says Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg. “It shows that collaboration pays off.”