Partner 9 UGOT – The University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg is one of the major universities in Europe, with about 37,000 full-time students and a staff of 5,300. Its eight faculties offer training in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences. The University’s unique breadth in teaching and research provides an interdisciplinary environment conducive to collaboration with private enterprise and public institutions. Undergraduate education and research work are intimately linked, and students at all levels have the opportunity to meet scholars of world renown. The quality of the University’s research is widely recognized and has been honoured with a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000. We play an active role in Sweden’s development towards environmental sustainability.

Key Persons:

Dr Charlotte Björdal; Conservator with PhD in wood science. Associate Professor and senior lecturer at the department of Conservation at the University of Gothenburg. Her background as object conservator of cultural heritage at the National heritage board in Sweden, led in year 2000 to her cross disciplinary doctoral thesis “Waterlogged archaeological wood; Biodegradation and its implications for conservation” at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). From 2000 to 2005 she was researcher at the Department of Wood Science, SLU. Special expertise: wood conservation, wood degradation, wood protection, in situ preservation.