Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 07 Sep 2017 08:39:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/no-longer-sit-an-exam-free-places.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/no-longer-sit-an-exam-free-places.aspxYou can no longer sit an exam if there are free places<p><b>​When the exams for study period 1 take place at the end of October, you will no longer have the opportunity to sit the exam if there are free places. This means that if you have not registered, you will not be allowed to sit the exam.</b></p>​A tip to help you remember to register for the exam in time is to add all deadlines into your calendar with a reminder! It is important that you deregister if you are not going to sit the exam. You can do so up until the day before the exam. If you cannot register yourself, contact the Student Centre during the registration period. The decision means that it will be easier for the institutions to issue the exam results and that you will receive your result within the specified time period of 15 working days. <br /><br /><a href="/en/News/Calendar/Pages/Examination_sign_up.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to the calendar, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Sign up for exams in examperiod 1</a><br /><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/Pages/TheAcademicYear.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to the Academic year, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />The Academic year - dates and times</a>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/english_engineers.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/english_engineers.aspxInterested in working on your English language and communication skills?<p><b>​Check out the course English for Engineers where we will work with both academic and professional English communication skills!</b></p><div>​</div> <div>There are still a few places available on English for Engineers (<span>FSP046<span style="display:inline-block"> ) </span></span>, the course starts on Thursday 7 September. </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Comments on <span>English for Engineers <span> </span></span>from previous students:</h4> <div>&quot;This is by far the best course I've taken during my stay here at Chalmers. I have increased my english level, especially in writing. I'm very pleased with this course&quot;</div> <div> </div> <div>&quot;I learnt many things from writing a good summary, literature review, cover letter to drafting a good proposal and finally learning how to prepare for a professional presentation. I also learnt how to prepare for job interviews and get a better idea of some of the potential questions interviewers might ask and the answers they are looking for in their candidates.&quot;</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/Pages/SearchCourse.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to the search course function, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Search syllabus</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Come and join us! If you have any questions, get in contact with <a href="mailto:becky@chalmers.se">Becky Bergman</a> </div>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Deceased_person.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Deceased_person.aspxDeceased person found on campus Johanneberg<p><b>​On Chalmers campus Johanneberg, a deceased person (employed at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology - University of Gothenburg) was found in Kemihuset early on Tuesday (1/8). The police do not suspect that any crime has been committed. The person's relatives are informed. Students and employees present at the meeting have received and receive support.</b></p>Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Matlab-prepatory-course.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Matlab-prepatory-course.aspx​Course start: Matlab - preparatory course in basic programming<p><b>​A preparatory online course in Matlab, a general software for numerical engineering analysis at Chalmers, will start on July 1.</b></p>You who need to get familiar with Matlab, or refresh basic programming concepts, a self-study online course is given on the edX platform. A basic university course in math is required. The course is given in English, and runs between <span>July 1 and August 31<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>. All you need to register is a valid email address.<br /><a href="https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:ChalmersX+ChT007x+yearly/about" target="_blank" title="Link to edx.org, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />edx.org</a><br /><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/Pages/MOOC---Massive-Open-Online-Courses.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to chalmers.se, öppnas i ny flik"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />More information about Chalmers' moocs</a><a href="https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:ChalmersX+ChT007x+yearly/about" target="_blank" title="Link to edx.org, opens up in a new tab"></a><br />Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Sustainability-ambassadors.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Sustainability-ambassadors.aspxSustainability ambassadors<p><b>​Chalmers Environmental Unit are looking for two new student sustainability ambassadors. The primary role of the student ambassadors is to communicate projects, strategies, and work, within the area of sustainability at Chalmers.</b></p><div>​The work that is communicated by the sustainability ambassadors should either be operations, research conducted at Chalmers, or other students’ projects. The communication can be done by texts, images, and videos in different social media, as well as by physically visiting student organizations and other student led initiatives, for example those created in the Challenge Lab, and support them in their daily work. The communication should go two-ways, both to inform the operations at Chalmers about initiatives carried out by students, as well as to inform other students what is going on within sustainability at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <div>We look for candidates that have a proven interest in sustainability, and has an interest in increasing their knowledge about sustainability in general and what Chalmers is doing in particular. They should be good at taking initiatives and good communicators, written and in speech - preferably in both Swedish and English. Swedish is however no pre-requisite. The candidates should be students at Chalmers, either at master or bachelor level.</div> <div> </div> <div>The work load is approximately 16 hours a month, between August 2017 and May 2018. We pay a salary of 120 SEK per hour. Apply by submitting your CV, and a personal letter, to <a href="mailto:erikwal@chalmers.se">erikwal@chalmers.se</a>, and write Student Ambassador in the subject field. The letter should be restricted to maximum one A4 page. The CV can be either in Swedish or in English. </div> <div>The last date for submitting the CV is May 7th. The most suitable candidates will be called to an interview later the same month. </div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">About the Environmental Unit</h4> <div>The Environmental Unit works with issues related to Chalmers environmental impact, both negative and positive. We are active in issues such as campus development, waste management, energy efficiency and working environment. We also contribute to develop campus as a test-bed when it comes to research and product development relating to the sustainability challenges we have ahead. Our office is located in the building of the central administration, at Chalmersplatsen 4.</div>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/National-minute-of-silence-will-be-held-today,-April-10th,-1200.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/National-minute-of-silence-will-be-held-today,-April-10th,-1200.aspxNational minute of silence will be held today, April 10th, 12:00<p><b>​Last Friday central Stockholm and Sweden was hit by a terrorist attack which claimed at least four lives and left many injured and shocked.</b></p>​<br />All of Sweden mourn the dead. We are all concerned. Chalmers will flag at half-mast today, April 10, in honor of the victims. A memorial service will be held in Stockholm. The Government has announced a national minute of silence at noon. Chalmers calls the staff and students to participate.<br />Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Problems-with-course-surveys.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Problems-with-course-surveys.aspxProblem with course surveys<p><b>​Some students have had difficulties sending in their course surveys for study period 3. This was due to the server handling the database for the course survey system being overloaded. This has now been fixed.</b></p>​If you are unsure as to whether your survey was properly sent in, please open the link in the survey e-mail once again. If the survey is already filled out, your answers have been saved - if not, we kindly ask you to fill it out again.<br /><br />We apologize for any inconvenience caused.<br />Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Stricter-rules-examinations.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Stricter-rules-examinations.aspxStricter rules during examinations<p><b>​Stricter rules regarding mobile phones and other electronic devices at the exam have been imposed for the academic year 2016-17. According to the new rules, you are not allowed to bring your mobile phone to your seat during an examination.</b></p>​<br />If you bring a mobile phone or other electronic devices to your seat during an examination, this will be viewed as the use of a prohibited aid. And this means that you will be reported to Chalmers’ Disciplinary Board on suspicion of cheating. <br /><br />The examination room supervisor will designate where mobile phones and other electronic devices must be placed during the examination. The devices cannot be brought to your seat. The cover sheet of the exam will include a box where you must certify that you have placed your electronic devices at the designated place in the examination room. <br /><br />Read more about the rules in: <br /><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/joint-rules-and-directives/Documents/Examination_2016_%20eng.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to a pdf-file, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Instructions for First and Second-cycle Examinations academic year 2016/17</a><br />Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Changed-opening-hours-exam-weeks.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Changed-opening-hours-exam-weeks.aspxChanged opening hours during the exam weeks<p><b>​The Student Centre and IT Support at the Library on campus Johanneberg will change the opening hours during the exam weeks this spring.</b></p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​</p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Opening hours during the exam weeks</h4> <ul><li>March 13-17, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>April 10-13 april, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>May 29 maj-Juni 2, at 12.00-14.00.</li></ul> <div>On campus Lindholmen the Student Centre and the IT support are open as usual Monday-Friday from 11:30 to 13:30.</div> <div>The Card Service in the Library and the Service Unit on campus Lindholmen are also open as usual.</div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Upcoming changes to opening hours</h4> <div>April 25-26, at 12.00-14.00, the Student Centre on campus Johanneberg.</div> <div>On June 5 is the Student Centres on Johanneberg and Lindholmen are closed.</div> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/english-courses-at-chalmers.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/english-courses-at-chalmers.aspxSpice up your competence with extra English this spring<p><b>​The Division for Language and Communication at Chalmers offers courses in English and communication on several levels, from basic courses to a preparatory course before writing your Master's thesis.</b></p>​<span>The following English language courses are held this spring semester, in study period 3 and 4.<br /><br /><ul><li>FSP055 English: Basic to intermediate students who need to strengthen their ability to understand, speak and write in English</li> <li>FSP046 English for engineers: To enable upper-intermediate to advanced students reach an academic and professional level of proficiency in English</li> <li>LSP505 Technical writing for master's studies: To support students working with their Master's thesis</li> <li>FSP071 Tutoring and supervising technical communication: Advanced English course focusing on tutoring other students with their writing</li></ul> To select an English language course, log in on Student Portal and fill in the form Add course.<br /><br /><a title="Link to the form Add course, opens up in a new tab" target="_blank" href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/CourseSelection/contact_forms/Pages/Add_Course.aspx"><img src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" /><span>Add course<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></a><br /><br />Apply no later than January 23. <br /><br />You can find more information about the courses on the Division for Language and Communication’s website.<br /><br /><span><a title="Link to Language and communication, opens up in a new tab" target="_blank" href="http://ait.gu.se/english/language-and-communication/Courses"><img src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Language and Communication</a><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-premises-for-a-few-exams-in-January.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-premises-for-a-few-exams-in-January.aspxNew premises for a few exams in January<p><b>Due to a shortage of examination halls a few exams in January will be re-located in Konferenshallen at campus Lindholmen, the exams concerned are listed below.</b></p>​<br />Find your way to Konferenshallen by using Chalmers' map:<br /><a href="http://maps.chalmers.se/#a85a8be2-4ff6-4e39-9880-c2adb2a7626f" target="_blank" title="link to chalmers' map"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Chalmers' map<br /><br /></a><span>Address: Lindholmspiren 5, entrance through Lindholmen Science Park<br /><br />*The students who are signed up for double examinations or students who are granted to write on extended time, should write the exam in the Samhällsbyggnad-building at campus Johanneberg, and should not re-locate to Lindholmen. <br /><br />More information will be sent via e-mail to all the students who are signed up for the exams concerned. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br /><strong>Monday 9/1:  </strong><br /><br />BMT015, morning.<br />ESS116, afternoon.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Tuesday10/1:  </strong><br /><br />DAT017/DIT151, morning.<br />TDA551, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Wednesday 11/1: </strong> <br /><br />LBT431, morning.<br />KVM013, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Thursday 12/1:  </strong><br /><br />EEM015, morning.<br />MMF176, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Friday 13/1: </strong><br />NBAF00, morning (GU).<br />TIF085, afternoon.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Reorganisation-at-Chalmers.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Reorganisation-at-Chalmers.aspxReorganisation at Chalmers<p><b>As of 1 May 2017, Chalmers will have twelve departments instead of the current seventeen. This reorganisation will make the departments more similar in size, and the main change for faculty members will be the department that employs them. For students, there will be very little difference. However, the departmental change will strengthen Chalmers as a whole and improve quality in all areas, which will benefit all of our education programmes in the long term.</b></p>​<br />The new departmental structure was decided on by President Stefan Bengtsson in early December. The changes in the Chalmers organisation will have no effect on the content of courses or programmes. As before, the programmes will be headed by heads of programme in a central organisation that includes a programme advisory team consisting of educational advisors, programme secretaries, faculty, student representatives and external representatives. The heads of programme are responsible for the overall programmes and ordering the specific courses from the departments. The departments in turn are responsible for the quality and content of the courses.<br /><br />Some subject areas – architecture and shipping – have expressed concern as to how their programmes will maintain their visibility. Specifically, they’re concerned about how future students will find the programme and how industries will find new graduates to hire. Extra measures are being undertaken in these areas to ensure visibility in the future as well.<br /><br />President Stefan Bengtsson says the goal of the new departmental structure is a united Chalmers, ready for future challenges. The aim is in part to ensure more efficient use of Chalmers resources, by providing equivalent conditions and common working methods. In addition, the change is part of a larger initiative to enhance quality in all parts of the operations: education, research and utilisation. In the long run, it’s about contributing to making Chalmers visible and taking our place on the national and international scene in our scientific fields. Going forward, this will make our education programmes even better through enhanced quality assurance and new scientific results that can benefit course development. <br /><br />The new departmental structure as of 1 May 2017 will consist of twelve departments and an enhanced library. The names of the new departments are not yet determined; they will be developed in February 2017. Using the current names, the twelve new departments are: <br />•    Architecture + Civil and Environmental Engineering<br />•    Biology and Biological Engineering <br />•    Computer Science and Engineering + Division of Interaction Design (a part of the Applied Information Technology department)<br />•    Physics<br />•    Chemistry and Chemical Engineering <br />•    Mathematical Sciences<br />•    Microtechnology and Nanoscience<br />•    Product and Production Development + Materials and Manufacturing Technology (apart from the High Voltage Engineering division)<br />•    Earth and Space Sciences + Energy and Environment except for the Electric Power Engineering and Environmental Systems Analysis divisions<br />•    Signals and Systems + Division of Electric Power Engineering + Division of High Voltage Engineering (which come from Materials and Manufacturing Technology<br />•    Technology Management and Economics + Division of Environmental Systems Analysis (which comes from the Energy and Environment department)<br />•    Applied Mechanics + Shipping and Marine Technology<br />•    The library + Engineering Education Research (EER) + Language and Communication (which comes from the Applied Information Technology department)<br /><br />Applied Information Technology, which Chalmers shares with Gothenburg University (GU), will cease to be a department at Chalmers, but the departments in which GU staff are employed will continue to be departments at GU. <br /><br />Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/survey-study-work-environment.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/survey-study-work-environment.aspxSurvey about study and work environment, soon in your inbox<p><b>​Chalmers' Student Union and the university want you to have the best possible pre-conditions to succeed with your studies. We continuously work to improve and create a good work and study environment.</b></p>​<br />In order to find out what can be improved we need your help. In your inbox you’ll find a survey where you can contribute with your opinions to help the university and student union to become more spot on in our work to improve your study environment. By answering the questions, you also participate in a give-away of:<br /><ul><li>1 iPad</li> <li>3 hoodies</li> <li>80 gift cards worth 200 SEK from Store.</li></ul> The survey opens on December 16 and the last day to answer the questions is January 27. <br /><br />The results from the survey will be used during the spring 2017, when the programme management teams, the student working environment representatives (SAMO), and representatives from each year of every programme together look at how the students at Chalmers are experiencing their study environment. Based on this, they will establish a list of measures to be taken. <br /><br />The company Quicksearch conducts the survey and they guarantee confidentiality and security during the collection of the results, as well as in the handing of results and feedback. <br /><br />For questions about the survey, please contact <a href="mailto:Melody.Jakob@quicksearch.se">Melody Jakob</a><br />For questions about the contents of the survey, please contact <a href="mailto:bruno.rudstrom@chalmers.se">Bruno Rudström</a> Student and Education Office, or <a href="mailto:Angelica.Gylling@chalmersstudentkar.se">Angelica Gylling</a>, the student union’s student welfare and campus life officer. <br /><br /><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/work-environment-survey.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to info about the survey, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the work environment survey Student Barometer</a><br /><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to work environment, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about work environment </a><br /><a href="http://www1.quicksearch.se/" target="_blank" title="Link to Quicksearch, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Quicksearch</a><br />Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/chat-sessions-Chalmers-Admissions.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/chat-sessions-Chalmers-Admissions.aspxTip a friend about chat sessions with Chalmers Admissions<p><b>Do you know someone who are interested in master's studies at Chalmers and have questions about the application and the admission process?</b></p>Tip a friend about the opportunity to ask Chalmers Admissions questions during a chat session on Skype.<br /><br /><strong>Date: </strong>16 December 2016, 11 January 2017, 13 January 2017<br /><strong>Time: </strong>10-15 CET<br /><strong>Skype ID: </strong>nextstopchalmers<br /><br /><a title="Link to chalmers.se, opens up in a new window" target="_blank" href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/next-stop/Pages/default.aspx"><img src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Read more on Next Stop Chalmers</a>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Software-to-be-used-in-your-studies.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Software-to-be-used-in-your-studies.aspxSoftware to be used in your studies<p><b></b></p>​Chalmers supply with software to be used in your studies. This software can be found on the computers in the computer labs (StuDat), but many can also be installed on your computer. Observe that you may only use Chalmers licensed software for your studies, and not for commercial purposes. When you quit your studies you must remove the software from your computer. This applies eg Matlab, Mathematica, Microsoft Office 365, Share Premium Latex as well as a number of software from Microsoft.<br /><br /><a href="/en/contactservice/ITServices/software/Sidor/software.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to information on licensed software, opens up in a new tab "><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about this software</a><br />Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200