The University of Gothenburg is a leader in climate research, with 3 professors serving as main authors on the latest UN panel IPCC report. That focus on climate science attracts students from around the world, who often become involved in sustainability work such as internal energy audits, internships, and the Gothenburg Students for Sustainability website.
All GU students now have opportunities to pursue low-carbon travel options to study abroad. Funding from Erasmus, an EU program to support education, training, youth, and sports, is being used for a trial program at the University to support Erasmus Grants for Train Travel. Thirty students will receive 2000 SEK each in 2019 for choosing train over plan travel to student exchange programs throughout Europe. The program was created by the university in response to student requests, complementing an existing grant program supporting sustainable travel for incoming students to GU.