Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 20 Oct 2021 07:36:53 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Gender-equality,-equal-treatment-and-diversity-made-clearer-in-education.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Gender-equality,-equal-treatment-and-diversity-made-clearer-in-education.aspxGender equality, equal treatment and diversity made clearer in education<p><b>​Gender equality, equal treatment and diversity are to be integrated into undergraduate education as a part of at least one compulsory course in all educational programmes. Programme-specific initiatives must make the design more relevant and clearly linked to the programme’s profession and subject area. The content will vary between programmes.</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>The purpose of the initiative is to improve quality, increase students’ knowledge of the area and in particular to create an excellent study environment for everyone – students as well as employees. The decision means that all teaching staff are encouraged to investigate and make necessary changes in the course material and teaching situations if they are lacking the perspectives of gender equality, equal treatment and diversity.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/integrering%20jämställdhet/annakarlssonbengtsson_studentportalen.jpg" alt="Foto på Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:185px;height:244px" />“It is necessary for our students to be aware of stereotypes, norms and inclusion in their working lives, but it is also an important aspect of their period of study. Our study environments must be free of discrimination, and everyone must feel they are welcome and appreciated,” says Vice President of Education and Lifelong Learning Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson about the initiative.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The first courses with integrated content will start in the autumn of 2022. Work is in progress to review the content and design of courses. In the long run, it will also be possible to take elective courses that provide in-depth knowledge of gender equality, equal treatment and diversity.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/integrering%20jämställdhet/Ulrika_Lundqvist_220.jpg" alt="Photo of Ulrika Lundqvist" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:180px;height:212px" /> “There will be a big increase in quality as we develop </div> <div>the content of the education. There are many examples of phenomena and technology that need to be discussed and focused on from an equality-perspective. These are issues that are relevant for all Chalmerists to have with them in their future working-life,” says Ulrika Lundqvist, from The Executive Committee for Education, who is responsible for the integration work.  </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/integrering%20jämställdhet/Anna_Grzelec_studentportalen.jpg" alt="Foto på Anna Grzelec" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:240px;height:171px" /><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/i98gran.aspx">Anna Grzelec</a>, who conducts research on gender and Technology, will have a leading role in producing support material and helping the teachers to carry out the course reviews. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>” This could be everything from discriminatory algorithms to looking at what perspectives are involved when cities are planned, to crash test dummies that are not adjusted to reflect the whole population, and instead based on stereotypically male bodies”, says Anna Grzelec.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Thorough evaluation </h2> <div> </div> <div>The course survey will include compulsory questions about equal learning opportunities and how welcome and appreciated the students feel on their course. This is in order to systematically follow the student’s experiences related to gender equality, equal treatment, and diversity in our courses. Lecturers are to be given different types of support to be able to review and potentially make changes to their courses both in terms of content and design. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The great significance of this raising of competence, and the extended evaluation of these questions are emphasised by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ). In their review of higher education institutions’ quality assurance systems in 2019–2020, Chalmers was criticised for lacking systematic work with gender equality, equal treatment and diversity in the content, design, and evaluation of the education.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>The integration will be implemented in stages and individually adapted to the different programmes. <br /></div> <div>Heads of Programme can answer questions regarding their specific programme.</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Related information</h2> <div> </div> <div> </div> <a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"></a><div><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"> <span></span></a><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"><span>Y</span>our working environment</a> (Student Portal)</div> <a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"> </a><a href="/en/studentlife/student-work-environment/Pages/student-work-environment.aspx"><div> </div></a><div><br /><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/safe/Pages/Safe.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Report if you have experienced harassment or witnessed it</a></div> <br /><div> </div> <div><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Target%20group%20%28Modul%201%29/0_8khx06qt" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Video with Anna Grzlec explaining what an equality perspective can mean:</a> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="https://genderedinnovations.stanford.edu/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Some examples of gender awareness within our fields of education</a></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <br /><div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>​</div>Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Service-interruption.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Service-interruption.aspxService interruption - PDB and MyAccount<p><b>​Chalmers Personal Data Base (PDB) and MyAccount, will be down for updates on Tuesday 12 October. ​​</b></p><div>The service interruption is scheduled for the whole day (08.00-16.45), but the system might be up faster.</div> <div>During the maintenance, PDB and MyAccount won’t be accessible for password changes, for example.</div>Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Project-for-learning-new-languages-while-creating-networks!-.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Project-for-learning-new-languages-while-creating-networks!-.aspxProject for learning new languages – while creating networks<p><b>​​It's fun to learn a new language, right? And creating networks is never wrong, is it? Now you can have both at the same time. On 1 October, the project "Tandem language" was launched, which includes doctoral students, students, and staff at universities in Europe.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Tandem_710x320.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br />Tandem language is a project between seven European universities and colleges, including Chalmers. At present you can learn German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian or Polish. </span><br /></div> <div>The idea is that you learn a language on your own with a colleague or student from another university through personal Skype meetings or similar. Tandem language offers you the opportunity to meet and learn together with somebody you would otherwise never have met and in this way create important contacts and networks. <br /><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How do I get started? </h2> <div>All you need to get started is an internet connection, a computer with a camera, and Skype. On the project's website, enter your e-mail address and press &quot;join&quot;. Then you will receive a form that you answer. Be accurate! The more precise you can be, the easier it is to meet your needs. Then, based on your wishes, you will be matched with another participant. And then it is time to schedule a meeting – and start learning a new language!<br /><br /></div> <div>To get the most out of the project, there are lots of tips and advice on one of the <a href="https://www.seagull-tandem.eu/">project's websites</a>. <br />It is recommended that you read this before the first meeting. <br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Do you want to know more? </h2> <div><a href="https://www.nerw.pw.edu.pl/enhance_tandems_en" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The Tandem language´s website has lots of information and instructions</a></div> <div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpaDoYAD_uw" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />There is also a movie on YouTube </a></div> <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/enhance.tandems" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The project has a Facebook page with useful information </a></div> <div><a href="https://enhanceuniversity.eu/sv/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Tandem language is a project within the ENHANCE alliance which you can read more about here​</a></div> <div><br /></div>Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Take-charge-Act-Sustainable-2021.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Take-charge-Act-Sustainable-2021.aspxTake charge of the official program of Act Sustainable 2021<p><b>​We call on all students from Chalmers University of Technology to make their voices heard during the annual sustainability week 15-19 November. This year’s theme is Factivism – Get your facts straight!​</b></p><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/1791580_act21theme.png" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />Act Sustainable is an entire week filled with activities and inspiration around sustainable development issues for all students and staff at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.​<br /><br />We open all lunch sessions to be led by students, bringing their unique perspectives on sustainability questions to the spotlight. We welcome student-led groups, associations, committees, unions, and other types of student organisations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg to be part of the official program of Act Sustainable. <br /><br />The Act Sustainable 2021-team will select up to 5 student-led sessions to be part of the official program.<br /><span style="font-weight:700">Questions?</span> Please contact Karin Bylund, <a href="mailto:karin.bylund@gu.se">karin.bylund@gu.se​</a><br /><br /><a href="https://gmv.chalmers.gu.se/english/news-and-events/news-details/?languageId=100001&amp;contentId=1729469&amp;disableRedirect=true&amp;returnUrl=http://gmv.chalmers.gu.se/Aktuellt/nyheter/Nyheter%2BDetalj//satt-agendan-for-act-sustainable-2021--.cid1729469" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more and register your proposal​</a><br /><a href="https://www.actsustainable.se/program21" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Check out the programme here </a><br /><br />Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Printer-problems.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Printer-problems.aspxPrinting problems on the student computers are now solved<p><b>​​The IT office has now solved the printing problems with the student computers on campus. ​</b></p><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span><div><div>On 14 September, Microsoft released an update that fixes the issue of printing on Windows-based student computers. The IT Office has tested and verified that the update solves the problem and is now rolling it out to all student computers.<br /><br /></div> <div>Most of the computer rooms can now be printed from, but not all have received the update yet. Prints from student computers with Linux and privately owned computers still work.<br /><span style="background-color:initial">If printing does not work yet in one computer room, feel free to try another. We hope that all computers will be up to date and able to print as soon as possible.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>For help or questions, please contact: <a href="mailto:support@chalmers.se">support@chalmers.se​</a><br />Phone number: 031 772 6500​<br /><br /></div></div> <div> <div><div>Below you will find written instructions for how to install a printer on your own computer.<br /></div> <div><a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/NonStuDATWindows/PrintingAtChalmers#toc-3" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Windows</a> </div> <div><a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/MacStudents/PrintingAtChalmers#toc-2.4" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Mac</a></div> <div><a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/NonStuDATLinux/PrintingAtChalmers#toc-3" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Linux</a> </div> <div><a href="https://www.studat.chalmers.se/content/datorsalar" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Computer rooms on campus</a> </div></div></div> <div><br /></div>Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Box-to-Onedrive.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Box-to-Onedrive.aspxOneDrive new cloud storage solution<p><b>​During this autumn, the cloud storage service Box will be phased out. Students are instead referred to OneDrive, which has a significantly higher storage capacity. Both services offer similar functionality. On 1 December, Box will be permanently closed for Chalmers students.​​ ​​​</b></p>​<a href="https://chalmers.topdesk.net/tas/public/ssp/content/detail/knowledgeitem?unid=0e0e4ae7dbfe49b7a314661acef5fd85" target="_blank"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Toppbild_Box%20till%20OneDrive_750x340px_ENG.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />​</a><br />Illustration: Yen Standqvist<br /><br /><div><br /></div> <div>With OneDrive, students will get a substantial increase of their storage capacity; from having been 50GB with Box to a full 1TB with OneDrive. <br />“We hope that the students will find this as a positive change” says Andreas Backström, IT coordinator for learning support.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Box and OneDrive are both services that offer cloud storage. Chalmers has previously been using Box as its main cloud storage solution but has now chosen make the change to OneDrive. Students will be the first ones to make this change. 1 December, Chalmer’s IT office will shut down all Box accounts for students (does not apply to doctoral students) and OneDrive will instead be offered as the supported cloud storage solution. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>What applies to the students?</strong></div> <div><div>&quot;We want students to start moving their files from Box to OneDrive as soon as possible. During this autumn, the IT office will continuously delete empty Box accounts.  </div> <div>On 1 December, access to Box will be shut down, and all remaining accounts will be deleted regardless if they contain files or shared folders&quot;, says Andreas Backström.<br /><br /></div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>How will the students move their files to OneDrive?</strong></div> <div><div>Follow the manual in the link below; the IT office has written a guide on how students can most safely move their files to OneDrive. </div> <div>&quot;After they have moved all their files and ensured that everything is available in OneDrive, we want them to delete all files and shared folders from their old Box account. This will help us in our endeavor to continuously delete accounts during this autumn” says Andreas Backström. <br /><br /></div></div> <div><a href="https://chalmers.topdesk.net/tas/public/ssp/content/detail/knowledgeitem?unid=0e0e4ae7dbfe49b7a314661acef5fd85" target="_blank" title="Link to instruction, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Instruction on how to transfer your files from Box to OneDrive</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Questions?</strong></div> <div>You are welcome to contact <a href="mailto:support@chalmers.se">support@chalmers.se​</a><span style="background-color:initial"> (</span><span style="background-color:initial">or call 031-772 6500) </span><span style="background-color:initial">if you have questions or need help.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Facts - how much can you store with 1TB?</strong></div> <div><ul><li>250,000 images stored with a 12MP camera</li> <li>250 movies or 500 hours of HD movie</li> <li>6.5 million document pages in the form of, for example, Office files, PDF files or presentations. Which corresponds to 1,300 physical folder cabinets with paper!<br /><br /></li></ul></div>Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Tracks-courses-in-study-period-2-open-for-application.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Tracks-courses-in-study-period-2-open-for-application.aspxTracks courses in study period 2 – open for applications<p><b>It’s time to apply for Tracks courses starting in study period 2, autumn 2021. All courses are open for students at Chalmers in year 2-5, and to Chalmers alumni. A seminar about the courses is arranged on 27 September. You can participate on campus or online. ​</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Tracks/Artificial-intelligence-and-communication_710x320.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Image credit: Storyblock<br /><br />​<span></span><span style="background-color:initial">In Tracks Courses, students with different educational backgrounds solve interdisciplinary problems together. The courses are often implemented in close collaboration with the cutting edge of research and representatives from the industry. All courses are  in English and can either be at basic or advanced level.<br /></span><a href="/en/News/Calendar/Pages/Information-about-tracks.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">Join the s</span>eminar about Tracks courses 27 September​</a><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><br /></span><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Courses starting in study period 2</h2> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Data-driven product realization </h3> <div>The rapid advancement of digital technologies is currently reshaping the manufacturing industry. In this course, multidisciplinary teams collaborate on solving complex industrial problems together with manufacturing companies. Real-world needs, requirements, and data sets are provided by our partner companies. This course is a part of the Tracks Theme “Sustainable Production”.</div> <div>The course may encompass areas of product development, production improvements, quality management, and maintenance. </div> <div><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Tracks%20Poster%20DataDrivenProductRealization.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to course information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course​</a><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Deadline application</strong>: 30 September</div> <div><strong>Contact:</strong> <span style="background-color:initial">Anders Skoogh, </span><a href="mailto:anders.skoogh@chalmers.se" target="_blank">anders.skoogh@chalmers.se</a></div> <div><br /></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Solar Energy: from Photons to Future (Societal) Impact</h3> <div>A new course on the grandest energy source of all times and how it can be exploited for the benefit of humankind and the future of civilization. The course covers the physical and chemical foundations, a spectrum of conversion technologies, integration into artefacts and the electricity system, as well as the role of solar energy in the ongoing energy transition. This course is a part of the Tracks Theme Emerging technologies - from science to innovation.</div> <div><a href="https://chalmers.instructure.com/courses/17871" target="_blank" title="Link to course information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about the course</a></div> <div><strong>Deadline application:</strong> 11 October </div> <div><strong>Contact:</strong> <span style="background-color:initial">Bo Albinsson, </span><a href="mailto:balb@chalmers.se">balb@chalmers.se​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Transport informatics </h3> <div>The course is intended for anyone with a keen interest in information exchange in and/ or digitalisation of the transport sector. Students with educational backgrounds and disciplines – e.g. from maritime management, logistics and supply chain management to computer science and information technology are all mostly welcome to send in an application to the course.</div> <div>This course is a part of the Tracks Theme Sustainable Transports.</div> <div><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Transport%20informatics_poster%202021.pdf" target="_blank" style="outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course</a></div> <div><strong>Deadline application:</strong> 11 October </div> <div><strong>Contact:</strong> <span style="background-color:initial">Henrik Ringsberg,</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="mailto:henrik.ringsberg@chalmers.se" target="_blank">henrik.ringsberg@chalmers.se</a></div> <div><br /></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Emissions from transportation</h3> <div>The transport system is very complex yet fundamental for our society. At the same time, it is crucial to minimize the effects on human health and the environment. A broad understanding of transportation technologies and their emissions is important to enable a sustainable transportation system. In this course you will get an introduction to current transportation technologies and the different effects from emissions. You will learn, reflect and collaborate in interdisciplinary teams. This course is a part of the Tracks Theme Sustainable Transports.</div> <div> <span></span><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Emissions%20from%20transportation%20OnePager%20ht2021.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to course information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course</a><span style="background-color:initial;white-space:pre"> ​</span><br /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Deadline application:</strong> 11 October </div> <div><strong>Contact:</strong><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Jonas Sjöblom,</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="mailto:jonas.sjoblom@chalmers.se" target="_blank" style="outline:0px">jonas.sjoblom@chalmers.se​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How and why – apply for a Tracks course!</h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">In Tracks courses you can work with current research and contribute to solve contemporary societal issues as part of your education. Tracks courses is also a step towards working life since the students gets experience from working in a team with mixed backgrounds.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to more information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Here you will find more information about how to apply for each specific course </a></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/Tracks.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to more information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />More general information about Tracks can be found here</a></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/Tracks-themes.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to more information, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about Tracks current themes​</a> </div>Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Call-for-applications.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Call-for-applications.aspx​Call for applications to Minor Field Studies and The Global Mentorship Program<p><b>Are you interested in a master’s thesis based on data from low- and middle-income countries? Chalmers have two scholarships where you can get support for longer field studies abroad during your master’s thesis. ​</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/jordglob_710.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color:initial">The aim is to create an opportunity for students to get unique experiences through their work. The idea is to work with internationally interesting sustainable solutions for global challenges within the framework of a thesis. <br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">Both scholarships have the same deadline for application on November 7 and the field study should be performed during spring 2022.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Minor Field Studies</h2> <p style="margin:0cm;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span lang="EN-US">This scholarship is funded by Universitets- och högskolerådet (UHR) and one aim is that students should <span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">improve their knowledge of global development issues and</span> to prepare for work in global contexts and organizations. The thesis topic should be of importance to economic, social, political or knowledge-based development in the country that the student travel to.<br /><span></span><a href="https://www.studera.nu/startpage/study-abroad/exchange-programmes/minor-field-studies-mfs/" target="_blank" style="outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about MFS at studera.nu</a> <br /></span><span lang="EN-US"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"> <br /></span></p> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Who can apply?<br /></span>Students at Chalmers with a Swedish citizenship or permanent residency in Sweden</div> <div>Scholarship: 27 000 SEK<br />Deadline for application: 7 November 2021<br /><span style="background-color:initial">Field study:</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Minimum 8 weeks abroad during the spring semester</span><br /></div> <div>Web page: <a href="/sv/studentliv/stipendier/Sidor/mfs.aspx"><span style="background-color:initial">Minor Field Studies </span><span style="background-color:initial">(Chalmers Student Portal)</span></a><br />Contact: Ulrika Lundqvist, <a href="mailto:mfs@chalmers.se">mfs@chalmers.se</a></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span><br />The Global Mentorship Program</span></h2> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="mailto:mfs@chalmers.se%3E."><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"></span></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color:initial">From 2020 Chalmers has a mentorship program, funded by a private donation, with focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalization in low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and South America. In addition to the academic supervisor and examiner the students will have a mentor in Sweden and a local mentor in the country where the data collection for the master’s thesis is conducted.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Who can apply?<br /></span>All students at Chalmers<br /></div> <div>Scholarship: maximum 50 000 SEK<br />Deadline for application: 7 November 2021​<br /></div> <div>Field study: Minimum 8 weeks abroad, the mentorship program starts in January and end in November</div> <div><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/sv/stiftelse/stipendier/Sidor/default.aspx?rmpage=job&amp;rmjob=247&amp;rmlang=SE" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More information on web page at chalmers.se​</a></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Contact</span>: Kristina Henricson Briggs, <a href="mailto:kristina.henricson.briggs@chalmers.se" target="_blank">kristina.henricson.briggs@chalmers.se</a><br /><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span lang="EN-US">Interested?</span></h2> <span></span><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">More information about these scholarships, practicalities around travelling etc. will be discussed at an information event at lunch time </span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>21 </strong></span><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>September 2021</strong>, </span><span style="background-color:initial">12.00-13.00. </span></p> <span></span><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The event is open for teachers and students.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/69446892853" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Welcome to join the zoom event here​</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Please share with anyone else who may be interested.​</span>​</p>Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-for-digital-ambassador.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-for-digital-ambassador.aspxApply to become a digital ambassador<p><b>​Are you an international student? Do you love telling stories and communicating with people from different backgrounds, whether through text, photography or video? Then you should apply to become a digital ambassador.​ ​</b></p><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/dator_710x320px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />For the academic year 2021/2022, the organisation &quot;Study in Sweden&quot; are looking for around 10 students to join the Digital Ambassador Programme. ​<br /><br /><strong style="background-color:initial">What does a digital ambassador do, exactly?</strong></div> <div>As a digital ambassador, you’ll share your experiences of studying in Sweden in their digital channels. Basically, you’ll show our followers what life here is like. <span style="background-color:initial">You’ll be expected to spend approximately 20 hours/month on your digital ambassador tasks and t</span><span style="background-color:initial">hey </span><span style="background-color:initial">offer financial compensation for your work.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Throughout the year, the digital abassadors meet up as a group three times to share experiences, learn new skills, swap ideas, and have a good time! You are expected to participate in all the meet-ups. The first meet-up will take place from 30 September to 2 October in Stockholm.</div> <br /><strong>Hurry up, last day to apply is 2 September!</strong><br /><br /><a href="https://studyinsweden.se/news/become-a-study-in-sweden-digital-ambassador/" target="_blank" title="Link to Study in sweden, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more and apply</a></div>Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mandatory-course-registration.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mandatory-course-registration.aspxMandatory course registration<p><b>​Remember that you must register for each course, each study period. ​​The registration opens on Monday three weeks before the start date of the course and closes on the second Monday after the start of the course.</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Karhuset%20Chalmers_710x320px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><em>Do your registration in Ladok for students.</em><br /><br />Please note, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are registered for your courses. You must be registered to be able to sign up for the exams.<br /><br /><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/Pages/Register-course.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more on how to register</a><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/Pages/Register-course.aspx" target="_blank"></a><br /><a href="https://www.student.ladok.se/student/loggain#/aktuell" target="_blank" title="Link to Ladok, opens in new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Log in to Ladok for students</a>​Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Generosity-respect-and-cooperation–how-to-maximize-your-study-time.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Generosity-respect-and-cooperation%E2%80%93how-to-maximize-your-study-time.aspxGenerosity, respect and cooperation – how to maximize your study time<p><b>​After more than a year of distance studies Chalmers Vice President and the new President for Chalmers Student Union are happy to welcome all students back to campus. “We are really looking forward to this,” says Vice President Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson.</b></p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">Catrin Lindberg has just taken over the role as President of the Chalmers student union after five years of studies in Chemistry. Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson is Vice President of Education and lifelong learning at Chalmers. Both agree that the best things about Chalmers are the community and the collaboration between the university and the student union.</span><div><br /></div> <div>“It’s unique and something we should cherish,” says Catrin Lindberg.<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Storlek%20350x310/Anna%20och%20Catrin_I0A6226_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /></div> <div>“Chalmers is a university with high ambition among both employees and students and there is a drive that is very inspiring,” says Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson. Catrin Lindberg President of the student union</div> <div><br /></div> <div>‘You cannot manage Chalmers alone’, Catrin Lindberg was told when she started her education at Chalmers and she emphasizes the importance of asking for help. She also says that it’s good to study with older students who have experience of the course you are studying and can help you understand, but also to ask teachers and classmates.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“To get a good a start on your student life, I recommend you join the welcome activities,” says Catrin Lindberg.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Take care of each other</h2> <div>After a year where most education has been on distance due to the pandemic, Chalmers is looking forward to welcoming all students back to campus. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Storlek%20350x310/Anna%20och%20Catrin_I0A6197_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" />“Our ambition is for all students to have half of their scheduled time on campus in study period one this autumn,” says Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson. “We have been longing for this!”</div> <div>vice president Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson</div> <div>Both Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson and Catrin Lindberg underlines that it’s more important these days that we respect, care for, and help each other. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“If you need support, regardless of whether you need study help or someone to talk to, you can always turn to your ‘phadder’, master programme director or your study counselor and ask for help who to contact,” says Catrin Lindberg. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>And Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson agrees.</div> <div>“Take a look around you and include the person standing next to you, especially the first few weeks when everyone is new to each other,” she says. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>She also emphasizes how important it is that everyone, both students and employees, stays home at the slightest symptom of illness, because the covid-19 pandemic is not over yet.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“It is the only and very best way to protect us from the spread of infection,” she says. “And for that to work, the students need to keep in touch with each other to share their notes and things that happen with someone who is at home with symptoms so that they don’t miss out on anything important. And if you know that others keep you in mind if you are not well, it is easier to stay home,” says Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Anna’s and Catrin’s three best tips to get a good start at Chalmers and in Gothenburg</h2> <div><strong>1. Join the welcome activities.</strong> CIRC (Chalmers International Reception Committee) will offer you a lot of events and adventures to join. Select the ones you are interested of and respect others who might not want to join. Include each other and take the chance to make new friends.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>2. Explore the city of Gothenburg.</strong> Ride a bike, join the tram race or rent an electric scooter and get to know the city. Take a trip to Röda sten and look at the amazing views. Take the boat over to Lindholmen, swim in Delsjön or in the sea. Gothenburg also has one of Europe's most beautiful botanical gardens, where you can enjoy a picnic. Eventually you will find your own favorite place!</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>3. Get familiar with campus.</strong> Grab a ‘phadder’ and ask them to show you the best place to study. Remember that you do not have to sit where you usually have lectures. At Chalmers there is something for everyone, look at the union's website and on the Student Portal and discover associations, experiments and everything you can take part in.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Stay safe, have fun and above all – welcome to Chalmers!</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Johanna Fasth</div> <span style="background-color:initial">Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist​</span></div>Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-learn-about-working-environment.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-learn-about-working-environment.aspxStudents learn about working environment<p><b>​How can I intervene when I see that someone in my surroundings is being mistreated? At Chalmers, students in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering will get a course that gives them tools and the ability to act in uncomfortable and discriminating situations. Known as the ‘Bystander intervention technique’, it is being taught as early as year 1. Pho​to: ​J-O Yxell/Chalmers</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Since 2020, the mandatory, basic safety training, with a focus on maritime safety and personal security, includes workshops on how to protect yourself and others from harassment.</span><span></span><div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div><img src="https://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionImages/20210101-20210631/JohanHartler%20profilfoto.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Johan Hartler" style="margin:5px;height:145px;background-color:initial;width:220px" />The purpose of the courses’ workshops in Bystander intervention is to give students the ability to act during their studies, at a workplace or in private life where they experience harassment in any form. The fact that it is a part of the mandatory Basic safety training, in addition to fire safety and training in the usage of lifeboats is important, emphasises the Head of programme, Johan Hartler:</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>“We want to highlight that the psychosocial work environment is very important too. To handle issues regarding harassment is important for creating a sustainable workplace, where people want to stay over a long period of time. Everyone should feel safe in the workplace and during their studies.”</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>In addition to being able to think about and discuss concrete situations, students get to know more about theoretical background such as knowledge of what harassment is and to learn more about different grounds of discrimination.</div> <div></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">#MeToo pointed out the way forward</h3> <div></div> <div>The ambition of creating a study and work environment free from harassment is an ongoing process at Chalmers. But as the #MeToo movement showed, there was more below the surface than what had previously been known, the university and the student union started the initiative Chalmers against sexism. This initiative resulted in a lot of concreate action, for example &quot;<a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/safe/Pages/Safe.aspx">Safe at Chalmers</a>&quot; was created – a digital platform where both employees and students can easily report experiences or occurrences of harassment. In addition, Chalmers has been deeply involved in the shipping industry's #Metoo initiative &quot;Vågrätt&quot;.</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>The team behind the maritime programmes at Chalmers wanted to intensify their offer regarding knowledge of work environment and <span style="background-color:initial">therefore, </span><span style="background-color:initial">issues of harassment </span><span style="background-color:initial"> became a part of their Work Environment Days in 2018.</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>The initiative in 2018 was appreciated by both students and the industry representatives who were on site during the Work Environment Days, and in 2019 the program received funding from the Foundation Sveriges sjömanshus to be able to continue working on harassment together with Linnaeus University. This work has now led to mandatory workshops in the technique Bystander intervention. It is now a part of the Basic safety training since the autumn of 2020. So far, 200 Chalmers students have participated in the workshops and 120 students from Linnaeus University. Johan Hartler has also been visiting the school Öckerö Sjöfartsgymnasium where he held an adjusted session for the students. He thinks that the response from all the students has been good.</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>“The majority are very positive, but of course, everyone can’t be excited about it. Some people don’t want to absorb the content of the course. But through this initiative, we show what Chalmers ambition is and how we want our students to act when they enter the industry. The message is clear – harassment is totally unacceptable”.</div> <div></div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Great interest from the maritime ​sector</h3></div> <div></div> <div>There has been a great interest from the maritime sector since the Work Environment Days 2018 and several companies have contacted Johan Hartler and his colleagues at Linnaeus University to learn from their training concept in Bystander intervention.</div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>&quot;We are in contact with several companies, including Skärgårdstrafiken and Gotlandsbolaget, and they want to try to get parts of our course content into their own internal safety trainings, which is great! This has become Chalmers' major contribution to the #Metoo initiative “Vågrätt”. To be able to influence the whole maritime sector in the right direction feels incredibly good!&quot;</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Text:</span> Julia Jansson</div> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Open-group-rooms-summer-2021.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Open-group-rooms-summer-2021.aspxOpen group rooms summer 2021<p><b>​The following group rooms will be open for students all summer.​ ​</b></p>​<span style="font-weight:700;color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">Vasa:</span><div class="text-normal page-content"><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">The group rooms on Bondgatan<br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">Fysik:<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">F6004<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">F4113<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">F4114<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">F4115</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span></span><span style="font-weight:700">Kemi:</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="background-color:initial">2198<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">2</span><span style="background-color:initial">198 A-E</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">SBII:<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">SB-G210-214</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">EDIT:<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">2448<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">EG-3207-3217 (when the renovation is done)</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">M:<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">The Study hall<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">2129<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">M1212A-M1212F</span></p></div>Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-to-be-a-digital-student-ambassador.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-to-be-a-digital-student-ambassador.aspxApply to be a Digital Student Ambassador for Chalmers!<p><b>So what do Chalmers digital student ambassadors do? There are many students around the world who are interested in studying abroad. But they do not know much about Chalmers and Sweden.​ As a Chalmers Digital Student Ambassador you will share your stories and experiences of studying at Chalmers and living in Gothenburg and Sweden through our digital platforms to inspire such students. Basically, you'll be showing our followers how life here is like.​ ​</b></p>​​<span style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial"></span><p>You are an important part of the Chalmers Marketing and Communications Team who work with international student communication and recruitment. There are two types od Digital Student Ambasadors at Chalmers. You can choose to join both types <span style="background-color:initial">if you wish</span><span style="background-color:initial">.</span></p> <ul><li>Chalmers Content Creators</li> <li>Chalmers Buddies</li></ul> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><strong>Chalmers Content Creator</strong></h3> <p>The aim of our content is always to <span style="background-color:initial">inspire, i</span><span style="background-color:initial">nform and/or e</span><span style="background-color:initial">ntertain. </span><span style="background-color:initial">As a Chalmers content creator you will be responsible for one of the following three areas even if you may actually work on all three.</span></p> <p></p> <ul><li><strong>Blogging:</strong> You’ll be writing several blog posts a month for the Chalmers Student blog. You should be comfortable with editing your posts according to the guidelines and suggestions given by us.</li> <li><strong>Video:</strong> You’ll be creating videos about studying at Chalmers and living in Gothenburg. You should be comfortable with all stages of the video-creating process – from brainstorming to filming and editing.</li> <li><strong>Pictures:</strong> You’ll be responsible for taking high quality pictures. These pictures may be used in blogs or as part of youtube videos but also be uploaded to Instagram. You must also be comfortable creating instagram stories, reels and taking part in Live broadcasts.</li></ul> <div>We look forward to your all content being experiential in nature and bringing your unique perspectives on the subjects that we can together identify as being interesting to both you and our prospective students.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <p>​​We're looking for <strong>storytellers</strong>. It doesn't matter how you do it. The important part is that you love telling stories and know how to create engaging and inspiring content.​ All Chalmers Content Creators also respond to user comments. We would of course appreciate you joining the Chalmers Buddies team as well. You’ll be expected to spend up to 20 hours/month on your digital ambassador tasks. We will meet every month as a group to share experiences, learn new skills, swap ideas, and have a good time!</p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><strong>Chalmers Unibuddies</strong></h3> <p>As a Chalmers Unibuddy you will help and inspire prospective students by answering questions and sharing your student experiences. You will work by using a mobile-app called Unibuddy where you will communicate with students from around the world.</p> <p>Know more about how we work with Unibuddy in <a href="https://vimeo.com/274976378/883fd8bd2e" target="_blank" title="Link to a Vimeo video">this video</a>. </p> <p>Chalmers Unbuddies normally spend 1-4 hours/month but in some cases up to10 hours/month on their digital ambassador tasks. We will meet now and then as a group to share experiences, swap ideas, and have a good time!</p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><strong>So what are we looking for in you?</strong></h2> <p>We’re looking for fun, creative, kind and friendly digital student ambassadors.</p> <p>And... a few more requirements!</p> <ul><li>You're a <strong>first year master's student</strong> at Chalmers</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial">You're </span><strong style="background-color:initial">detail oriented</strong><span style="background-color:initial">. You make sure that the information you're putting out is correct and fact checked.</span><br /></li> <li>You're comfortable with <strong>English</strong> even if you are not a native speaker. It's not about fluency. It's about confidence and using your own voice.</li> <li>You're <strong>kind and friendly</strong>.</li> <li>You're <strong>quick</strong> when answering questions, comments and direct messages.</li> <li>You're <strong>motivated to take initiative and dedicated to completing your tasks.</strong></li> <li>You're a <strong>team player</strong></li> <li>You can <strong>commit to planning and spending the time needed</strong> to be a digital ambassador during the academic year.</li> </ul> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">What do we offer?</h2> <p>You maybe want to do this because you think it is fun and cool and because Chalmers is an interesting place to study at! However, we hope you want to do this because you want to help other students. Meanwhile, you will not be working for free. We will be compensating you for your work, both with merch and through smaller financial means (130 SEK/hour).</p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><strong>How to Apply?</strong></h2> <p>If this sounds fun to you, go ahead and apply below:</p> <p><strong><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/23949e67-a064-4b4e-9cf9-d52810a22dd1">Chalmers Digital Student Ambasador 2021-2022*</a></strong></p> <p><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>*</strong><em>If you're applying to be a content creator, be prepared to submit a sample of your work</em></span></p> <p><b style="background-color:initial">Application Deadline:</b><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">31 </span><span style="background-color:initial">July </span><span style="background-color:initial">2021</span><span style="background-color:initial">​​​​​</span><br /></p>Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/The-first-step-towards-learning-environments-of-the-future.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/The-first-step-towards-learning-environments-of-the-future.aspxThe first step towards learning environments of the future<p><b>Since the middle of March, the construction of Tracks learning environment is in full swing on Campus Johanneberg. The premises will be created not only to host the Tracks courses, it will become a modern maker-space – a creative meeting place for everyone at Chalmers. ​</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Tracks/CaseStudio_Tracks_Toppbild_720x340pxpx.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><em>​Visualization of the inside of the new premises. Picture: Arkitekt &amp; Visualisering: CaseStudio AB.</em><br /><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br />T</span><span style="background-color:initial">he area that currently is being developed is located in SBIII, in Betonghallen and its surrounding areas. 2,000 square meters are under construction and the project includes the renovation of existing premises on floors 0 and 1. The goal is to develop a concept that will establish Tracks learning environment as an open, attractive, flexible and inspiring meeting place. The inauguration is planned to take place early 2022.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Tracks is Chalmers Foundation’s investment in both learning and learning environments. The elective Tracks courses are interdisciplinary, the idea is that students will meet and collaborate across programme and discipline boundaries and take on challenges together.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“The courses are often carried out with a high degree of interaction with researchers, industry representatives and other parts of the society – this is something that the new learning environment will support”, says Kristina Henricson Briggs, vice leader of Tracks.<br /></span><br /><span style="font-size:14px"></span><div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Examples of content in Tracks learning environment:<br /><br /></strong></span></div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-size:14px">Simulation and computer rooms</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"></span>Project and meeting rooms</li> <li> Study places and lounge areas</li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"></span>Workshops and labs for shaping, processing, building, and testing of different types of materials and<br /><span style="background-color:initial">components (electronics, metal, wood and fabric)</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"></span>Rapid prototyping with 3D printers, laser engraver and cutter, and hot wire cutter</li> <li>Physiology and sports lab</li> <li>Studio for podcasts, film, sound, and virtual reality</li> <li>Large open spaces for group work, presentations, and exhibitions</li></ul></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“In Sweden, this investment in an innovation and learning environment is unique! In the rest of the world there are a number of similar environments, including MIT that has a concept called NEET, Aalto University with Design factory, DTU has Skylab and Penn State have their Learning Factory”, says Mikael Enelund, leader of Tracks.</span><br /><span></span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Place for exciting meetings and new ideas</span></h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial">“SBIII is already today used for many different types of tests and full-scale prototypes. Tracks' future operations create the conditions for further developing Betonghallen as an accessible testing and prototyping facility for everyone at Chalmers”, says Mikael Enelund.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Track's learning environment also contributes to the idea of a more open and interconnected campus, where, among other things, a walkway at ground level through SB I, II &amp; III is created. On each side of the walkway, Tracks' various activities will be visible and easily accessible. The space is large enough to include both large and flexible rooms for full-scale tests and also smaller creative areas where students can meet and study. This is something that many students have requested.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Tove Jensen, a mechanical engineering student who is currently studying for her master's degree in Industrial Ecology, has been involved in the planning for the new learning environment and has interviewed students prior to construction.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“Many are looking forward to the modern classrooms and workshops, but several students also point out that they lack informal spaces: social meeting places, kitchens, sofas, space for coffee and coffee machine and so on. The social aspect is included in the planning of the premises and it is needed to support the interdisciplinary collaboration that Tracks wants to expand at Chalmers”, she says.​</span><br /><span></span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Open to everyone</span></h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">he learning environment is primarily intended for the Tracks students but will be open to everyone at Chalmers if space allows. To be able to use certain workshops, machines, and labs, it will be required to pass a safety course and courses for certain machines. The plan is to create a student association that keep the environment open and accessible during evenings and weekends, similar to the already existing solution in the prototype lab of the mechanical engineering.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“The difference between Tracks labs and workshops compared to those that are connected to certain programmes today, is that Tracks will gather all disciplines, workshops, labs and other learning facilities  at one place and that it will be available to all students at Chalmers. All students can use them on the same terms and can learn from each other”, says Tove Jensen.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“ Today it is easier for students to just study in their programme-connected buildings and environments, for example, it is common practice for an architect student to be in the workshop together with other architect students, but in Tracks it will be students from many disciplines  with different competencies working together. Students will share knowledge and learn from each other!”</span></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Inspiration and networking</span></h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The environment is also open to everyone that wants to work with their own projects. The idea is that it should be a place where you realize, test and evaluate your new ideas, it will be a natural part of Chalmers' entrepreneurial identity. The premises will also be used for Chalmers-related events such as student academies, hackathons and marketing events for primary and secondary schools, industry, and other public actors.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">“I hope all Chalmers students will take the chance to use the new learning environment and that they dare to try new things. I think everyone can get something out of being there, such as inspiration, new ideas for engineering solutions and innovations and new networks”, says Tove Jensen.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Facts</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-size:14px"> In connection to the construction of Tracks learning environment there are also four new classrooms being built. These classrooms will replace ML1-ML4 in “the Mechanical Engineering Building”</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"></span>Through the initiative Tracks, Chalmers will more easily be able to respond to complex problems in society and work life with contributions to practical and concrete solutions. The aim is that Tracks will lead to increased cooperation with the industry on current challenges</li> <li>Tracks also contribute to lifelong learning, as the courses are also open to Chalmers alumni</li> <li>Tracks is financed by the Chalmers Foundation. It is a ten-year long investment and one of the largest initiatives within education at Chalmers during the university's 190-year history</li> <li>The Chalmers employees and students who are directly affected by the construction receive continuous information from Akademiska hus. If you want to sign up to their mailing list, please contact <a href="mailto:martin.dahlberg@akademiskahus.se">martin.dahlberg@akademiskahus.se​</a><br /><br /></li></ul> <div>   <a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Sidor/aktuella-kurser-inom-tracks.aspx" title="Information om Trackskurser, öppnas i nytt fönster" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the courses within Tracks</a><br /></div></div> <div style="font-size:14px"><br /></div> Text: Julia Jansson</div></div></div>Thu, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200