The Department of Law is part of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Legal education and research have been conducted in Gothenburg since the School was founded in 1923.
A complete LL.M. Programme has been offered since 1991 and Gothenburg is one of the six university cities in Sweden that are authorised to issue a Master of Laws Degree. The Department of Law also offers postgraduate studies leading to Doctor of Laws Degree or Licenciate of Laws Degree.
The Department has expanded greatly over the last few years and it is steadily growing with new researchers and lecturers joining the staff. Today, there are more than 90 employees, approximately 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students and around 20 doctoral students.
Current international trade relies heavily on international supply chains where companies split the production of goods and services among many countries to reduce overall costs. Recent studies reveal that the financial profile of the weakest link in the supply chain impacts the entire supply chain. This project will outline and test, through two or more pilot projects, new ways by which the practical financial needs of exporters and importers may be achieved and consequently fill the credit gap in international trade.
The project will commence with a kick-off workshop on 25 September 2014.