CLS seminar: Creating a well-functioning international learning environment on campus

​In the results of the International Student Barometer, Chalmers recently was nominated the top university in Europe by international students when it comes to teaching and learning. However, Chalmers was near the bottom of the table when it comes to contact between home and international students. This CLS seminar, which comprises two events, will focus on how to take concrete steps to establish a well-functioning learning environment, addressing the key questions of how home and international students can utilize this environment “to secure intellectual exchange and new stimuli” (Chalmers mission statement).​​​​

Day 1: Feb 4th 13.00-17.00
Keynote talks by three key experts in this field to be introduced by the Vice President for undergraduate education. This event is open to participants inside and outside of Chalmers.


13:00-13:15:  Welcome by Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson, Vice president of education and lifelong learning, Chalmers 
13:15-14:15:  Interaction and integration in multicultural classes, Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick
14:15-14:45:  Break
14:45-15:45:  Developing intercultural communicative competence in engineering programs, Jan Van Maele, KU Leuven
15:45-16:30:  A Swedish view on internationalization of the curriculum – experiences from SLU and KI, Natalie Jellinek (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU / Karolinska Institutet)
16:30-17:00: Panel discussion
17:00-19:00: Mingle

 Virtual Development Laboratory, Mechanical engineering building, Chalmers tvärgata 4C, Johanneberg campus, 

REGISTRATION before Jan 19:   (limit 110 people, Chalmers staff prioritized)

Day 2: Feb 5th 10.00 – 13.00
A workshop facilitated by Helen Spencer-Oatey and Jan Van Maele: a chance to engage actively in discussions on integration, internationalization and intercultural communication for those working with these areas. The workshop will focus on the participants’ questions in this area. This event is only for Chalmers staff.


10:00-13:00: Workshop including lunch 

LOCATION: Kuggen floor 4, Lindholmen campus

REGISTRATION for workshop before Jan 19:  (limit 40 people, only for Chalmers staff)

Con​tact information:  Becky Bergman​

Published: Tue 14 Jan 2020.