Göteborgs Nation is one of the 13 student nations in Uppsala. We were founded in 1667 and is thus one of the youngest. Göteborgs nation was intended originally to the students from Göteborg, Bohuslän and Halland but now it is open to all who study in Uppsala. Göteborgs Nation has always been among the smallest in Uppsala, between 400 to 600 members. This makes the atmosphere more intimate and more familiar.
Göteborgs Nation was the first to have its very own nation’s house. The first nation’s house was built in 1822 and was at the corner of S:t Johannesgatan and S:t Larsgatan at the same place of the present building. In 1887 the nation moved to a charming old house at the intersection of Drottninggatan (No. 7) och Trädgårdsgatan (No. 4). The house became relatively soon in a pretty bad condition and had to be demolished. A new building was built where the old one was and it is also where we are now. It was completed in 1960 and has featured details typical for the time. The nation has a number of its own student accommodations (42 single rooms, one double and one apartment), which can be found in the nation’s building.
Course -and other kinds of literature, mostly in Swedish, can be borrowed on demand in the nation’s library. The nations in Uppsala have divided the responsibilities to procure books in various subject areas. Göteborgs nation has mainly books in law.
We have friend nations in both Lund and Åbo (Turku). We visit the anniversary party by Nyländska Nationen of Åbo Akademi in mid February and the Gustav Adolfs ball at Göteborgs nation in Lund. They will in turn send their representatives to the nations’ Vårbal (Spring Ball) in mid May.