Chalmers was founded in 1829 as the result of a donation from the Director of the Swedish East India Company, William Chalmers. His forwardly optimistic motto, which remains ours today, is: "Avancez!"
At Chalmers, you will learn to think independently and to meet future challenges with the help of engineering methods. This will prepare you for the global career demands of an engineer or architect and equip with the versatility needed to work with different cultures and markets. We have approximately 3,000 Masters students, 30% of them come from countries other than Sweden. With teachers and students from different cultures, the whole experience is designed to broaden your horizons and provide access to a greater network.
Prepare your journey to work life by taking part in activities and service Chalmers Careers Service offer. Through Careers Service you will get tips, ideas and career advice that will help you along your way. They support you during your education at Chalmers. When you are well prepared, your chances increase getting to your wanted destination.
Student CentreChalmers has two Student Centres, one at Campus Johanneberg and one at Campus Lindholmen. At the front desk you can get answers to many of your questions as well as help with certificates and filling out forms. They can help you with change of address, information about how to register for courses or sign up for exams and provide contact details to Chalmers’ different support functions.
Student housing agencies contracted by Chalmers.You will find description of accommodation, location and prices on the website of the specific agency. All administration - i.e. contracts, keys, payments - are handled by the housing agencies, not by Chalmers. Questions regarding housing should be addressed to the housing agencies directly.
The Chalmers Library is present on both campuses, Johanneberg and Lindholmen, and it provides various services for students:
The Student Health Center (Akademihälsan) helps students with the treatment of health problems originating in or aggravated by the study situation. It is a complement to the public health care system for students and it provides individual counselling, physiotherapy, general and psychiatric help. Booking an appointment is free of charge and English-speaking counselors are available.
Chalmers is located on two campuses in the city of Göteborg. Five minutes walk from Götaplatsen is Johanneberg campus, and in the middle of the expansive Norra Älvstranden (north of the river) is Lindholmen campus with e.g. the IT University and Department of Maritime Studies.
At Chalmers University of Technology, many researchers and students are combining passion for sports with expertise in science and engineering. Using our state-of-the-art research facilities, we work closely with athletes, coaches, governing bodies and industry to find solutions to challenges throughout a whole range of sports – a dynamic meeting place for scientists and the general public. We have more than 90 collaboration partners in academia, industry and public organizations.Established in 2012, Sports and Technology at Chalmers is a multi-disciplinary initiative, hosted by the Materials Science Area of Advance. Our aim is not only to improve athletic performance, but also to help prevent sports injuries.
Student Göteborg is a welcome programme for new students at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. It started in 2006 and is a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers, the Association of Student Unions in Gothenburg and the Trade & Industry group at Göteborg & Co.