The University of Gothenburg is a public institution, financed by taxes, and has served as a centre for education and research within journalism and media since the 1960s. JMG, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg is one of northern Europe’s most well-renowned institutions in its field. The journalism programme is currently ranked as the best in the nation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. JMG focus on investigative journalism throughout the journalism programme, culminating in a last semester of producing a real investigative piece. A number of students have received recognition and prizes for their stories.