University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future. Since the autumn of 2004, the Department of Law offers a modernised LL.M. programme introducing new pedagogy, role-play and simulations, increased use of IT resources, several new courses and cooperation with practicing legal professionals. The aim is to adapt the LL.M. programme to societal changes and to the internationalised study environment. Beside the LL.M. programme, the department also offers optional courses and programme courses for undergraduate students of economics and engineering, as well as tailored courses for professionals. The department plans to develop two-year Master tracks that will give our students the chance to graduate with double degrees. Since 2013, the department has been developing a platform for university-based legal training exploring the conditions for offering legal courses in applied law.


Role in ASILE

University of Gothenburg, led by Prof. Gregor Noll in this proposal, will be in charge of WP2 on Actors Networks, together with the EUI, leading Task 2.2 on Responsibility Allocation, as well as in WP3, Task 3.2 on International Law Compatibility. Prof. Noll and his team count with an extensive experience on asylum, migration laws and policies, having published largely about it. Moreover, Prof. Noll has also collaborated in previous occasions with some of the partners of the consortium.

Team Members

Gregor Noll

ASILE Work package Leader –WP2 on Actors Networks and Responsibility Attribution

Short biography

Gregor Noll is Chair at the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University after holding the chair of international law at Lund University between 2005 and 2018. His research covers themes as migration law, the law of armed conflict and the theory of international law. With a group of junior and mid-career research fellows, he transformed Lund into a brand for interdisciplinary research in international law. Noll held the prestigious Pufendorf Chair at Lund University from 2012 to 2016 and co-launched the Gothenburg/Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Research Network in 2011. Noll has directed two studies commissioned by UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, and the European Commission, which launched a debate on so-called Protected Entry Procedures, allowing asylum seekers to approach an EU representation anywhere in the world with an asylum application (in 2002 and 2003). He has regularly published on the asylum and migration laws and policies of the European Union, and is currently researching the interaction between demography, democracy and migration law.

Matilda Arvidsson

ASILE Researcher

Short biography

Matilda Arvidsson is Researcher and currently heads the Migration Law Clinic at the University of Gothenburg where she also acts as course director in Migration Law. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include law and theory, migration law, international and public law, humanitarian law, posthumanism and technology, artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms and in inter-species relations.  She has lived, and worked extensively as a consultant in the field of gender equality, in the Middle East and East Africa before joining academia, and she continues to act as a law and gender expert in the NGO and academic sectors. Her excellence in scholarship relates mainly to Global Legal Relations, with an emphasis on gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and the North-South relations of migration and global legal order.