Welcome to Västra Götaland in western Sweden. A region with 1.6 million inhabitans and 130 nationalities.

The good life in Västra Götaland

Good health and work are important elements in a good life. As is access to education, good communications, culture, clean air and healthy seas and lakes.

Region Västra Götaland’s assignment and vision is to contribute to a thriving Västra Götaland which is a good place to live and work, as well as a good place for future generations to grow up in. Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with just over 50,000 employees is one of Sweden’s biggest employers.  Read more about our vision of a good life in Västra Götaland.

Five Clusters
Five strong clusters in West Sweden: Urban future, The marine environment and the maritime sector, Transport solutions, Green chemistry and bio based products, and Life science.

Sahlgrenska International Care Sahlgrenska International Care Sahlgrenska I.C. coordinates medical and dental care services for the international community, based on Swedish reseach, know-how and experience. Sahlgrenska International Care is owned by Region Västra Götaland
biogas Promoting biogas as vehicle fuel in West Sweden Biogas - an environmental friendly and renewable, locally produced fuel, with a great potential for creating new green jobs.
Visit West Sweden. Go to our tourist site for more information. Visit West Sweden Events, accomodation, food, activities, sigths, tour operators and press information.
Build With Care Energy efficient buildings - reduced climat impact through more efficient energy usage in western Sweden’s building sector.
Science Parks in Västra Götaland Science Parks in Västra Götaland Bringing together incubators, research projects and company networks to stimulate ideas and innovative processes.
Study in Sweden banner Study in Sweden A gateway to information about higher education in Sweden.