GTS_farg.pngGeneric and Transferable Skills (GTS) aims to support success in studies and prepare young researchers for their future career within the academic and non-academic world. The studies of research in your field of passion is combined with competence development in the areas of communication, networking, pedagogic, leadership and utilisation. You learn skills to increase your employability as researcher in a knowledge oriented world.

The characteristics of the doctoral programme of Chalmers University of Technology is to strive to combine deep-rooted academic excellence with competence to tackle complex interdisciplinary challenges that contributes to a sustainable societal development.
Generic and Transferable Skill training is one of the European commission’s principles in Innovative doctoral training.

Doctoral students at Chalmers are required to take 15 HEC from the area of GTS as part of their research education. Of these 15 credits, 9 are mandatory to finalise before the licentiate degree. For more information see About GTS

GTS courses

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Published: Tue 07 Jun 2016. Modified: Tue 24 Apr 2018