GADDEN is the largest career fair within the Nordic region for business, economics, law, logistics, and environmental science studies. This annual event takes place at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg. It has constantly been growing since the first fair took place in 1982. GADDEN is the largest project of the student union (HHGS) to open a line of mutually beneficial communication between students and potential employers. In addition, we strive to nurture long relationships for mutual growth. 

Are you and your company interested in exhibiting or being seen at the GADDEN fair? Or do you want more information about what it means? Whatever the reason, you are warmly welcomed to contact one of us on this year’s committee. 

Welcome to GADDEN!


On the 11th of March 1982, the career fair ‘GADDEN’ was founded by four ambitious students, among them Martin Öberg and Lars Dahlberg, together with C-M Hansson and Jörgen Löhnn, at the School of Business Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. 41 years later, GADDEN is the largest career fair within the Nordic region within the fields of business, logistics, law and environmental science, as well as the largest project of the student union HHGS. GADDEN is a two-day career fair with about 100 exhibiting companies and organizations, as well as approximately 6000 visitors. With 41 years of experience, GADDEN has an impressive track record of providing possibilities for creating fruitful connections and future job opportunities for students, and the project strives to be the essential link between theoretical studies and practical work. In addition, many inspiring lectures take place during this exciting fair, all available for you to attend. These two days in November both end with inspirational evening activities: a mingle event and a grand banquet – events you don’t want to miss!

GADDEN is the largest project within the student union HHGS and is organized entirely by its students. The project committee consists of sixteen students that work for almost a whole year to arrange this extensive career fair. Throughout the year, GADDEN holds numerous events at the university, several of which are arranged together with our main partners EY and Handelsbanken. In 2017, we left earlier printed exhibition catalogs behind and took a step into the digital world and now we focus entirely on our website and social media channels. A further step to become more sustainable was to become a completely vegetarian fair. 

Every year, GADDEN has a theme that sets the tone for this annual happening, but especially the two days of the career fair. More information about the theme, and the theme movie, can be found under “FAIR”