A centre of expertise and research serves as a meeting point for students and researchers as well as representatives from the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Centres of expertise and research are cross-disciplinary and may include several academic subjects, faculty areas and higher education institutions.
The purpose of these centres is to manage areas and topics of interest that by nature span across several academic disciplines. There are approximately 30 centres of expertise and research at the University of Gothenburg. There are also other collaboration and networking groups.