Gothenburg School of Business Economics and Law

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Parent organizationUniversity of Gothenburg
HeadquartersGothenburg, Sweden
One of Sweden's leading business schools.

The Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg (Swedish:Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet) is one of Sweden's leading business schools, located in Gothenburg.[1][2] It was founded in 1923 as an independent business college and is situated in the centre of the city. In 1961, it was integrated into the state-run university system, still as a separate college, but then was integrated into the University of Gothenburg in 1971.


The School was founded in 1923 as a private institution, serving a growing need for internationally oriented academic and professional education among the manufacturing companies, shipping firms and trading houses of Gothenburg. Gothenburg-based globally oriented companies, such as SKF, Volvo and the leading shipyards later became major employers of graduates from the School. After several decades of rapid growth in the Swedish economy and thus in the public system of higher education, the School became a public institution under Government auspices in 1960. After its amalgamation with the University of Gothenburg (the University) in 1971, it was recognised as an independent unit within the University in 1986. Since 1997, the School has had its own Faculty Board, reflecting a high degree of sovereignty within the University system. In 1992, the School expanded its activities by adding a Master of Laws programme to its educational options. Its present English name, ‘the School of Business, Economics and Law’, was adopted in 2004.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Percy Barnevik13 February 1941SwedenDeep state operative
Bilderberg Steering committee member in the Wallenberg Sphere
Jan Eliasson17 September 1940DiplomatSwedish diplomat
Leif Padgrotsky20 October 1951SwedenPolitician
Attended the 2000 and 2001 Bilderbergs as Swedish Minister for Trade
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