News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 17 Jan 2019 09:02:20 +0100 problems with PingPong<p><b>​There are currently technical problems with the learning management system PingPong. This means that it may take some time until you get access to the course homepage. The IT-department is working to solve the problem as soon as possible.</b></p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 for internship through IAESTE - deadline January 31<p><b></b></p><div>​IAESTE, with office in Chalmers, now provides 13 exciting engineering internships with Electrolux - in Italy or Romania. The internships last for 1 year starting 1 March 2019. For more information, please visit:</div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Länk till IAESTE, öppnas i ny flik"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Electrolux IAESTE</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>You can also contact IAESTE Sweden for more information:<br /><a href="mailto:" title="Emailadress till IAESTE"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Deadline for applying is 31 January 2019.</strong></div> <br />Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 in working on your English language and communication skills?<p><b>​Check out the highly rated courses where you will work with both academic and professional English communication skills!</b></p><div><ul><li>FSP046 English for Engineers: advanced academic and professional English communication skills (Thursday mornings)</li> <li>FSP055 English: intermediate speaking and listening (some Friday afternoons, but most of it happens online)</li> <li>LSP505 Technical Writing for Master’s Studies: focus on writing at Master’s level (Friday mornings</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to Language and Communication, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;float:none"><strong>Language and Communication</strong></span></a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Come and join us! If you have any questions, get in contact with <a href="">Becky Bergman</a> </div>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 meeting about exchange studies<p><b>Are you interested in doing an exchange semester?</b></p><br /><div>Chalmers International Mobility invites you to an information meeting (in English) <strong>the 30th of January 2019, at 12:15 in the meeting room Rymdraketen. </strong></div> <br />During this meeting, you will get information about which exchange opportunities within Europe and the Nordic countries that are available for you. We will also inform you about the application- and selection process. <br /><br /><strong>Please note that the application round for exchange studies within Europe and the Nordic countries will open the 15th of January and will be open to the 15th of Feb</strong><strong>ruary. </strong><br /><br />If you have questions about exchange studies, please send an email to: <a href="mailto:" title="Link to email adress: CIM"></a> <br /><br />You are very welcome on the 30th of January at 12:15 in the meeting room Rymdraketen!<br />/Chalmers International MobilityTue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 decision to lend calculators on the exam is repealed<p><b>​The Vice President Maria Knutson Wedel has decided to repeal the decision to lend calculators students on the exams.</b></p><div>​</div> <div>The decision has unfortunately not given the positive effect that was the purpose. Instead, the decision has contributed to concerns and problems for students and teachers.</div> <br />As a result, the students can bring their own calculator to the exam as before. If the examiner has indicated &quot;Chalmers-approved calculator&quot; in the course-PM and the exam thesis, the following calculators can be used:<br /><ul><li>Casio FX-82</li> <li>Sharp EL-W531</li> <li>Texas TI-30</li></ul>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 students – Your views count<p><b>​This week Chalmers have sent out the survey "International Student Barometer" to all international students on campus. ​​​​</b></p>​<br />Just as you receive feedback from us, we need feedback from you. In the survey <strong>International Student Barometer,</strong> take the opportunity to tell us what’s working, what’s frustrating and what you think of your university experience to date. Your response, together with the response from others, helps us to improve the student experience for current and future students.<br /><br /><div>Check your email to go the survey. </div> <br />If you have questions, please contact <a href="">Ann-Marie Danielsson-Alatalo</a> at Chalmers Intrnational Mobility.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 aware of fraud phone calls<p><b>​We urge all international students to be cautious if you receive a phone call with a person saying that there's a problem with your visa (residence permit) and requires that you should pay an additional fee.</b></p><div>​The Swedish Embassy is not involved once the residence permit has been issued. Extension of the residence permit is handled by the Swedish Migration Agency and they will never call and require you to pay an additional fee. Their only way of contact is by verified email or regular mail to your registered address. </div> <br /><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to Swedish Migration Agency, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Swedish Migration Agency</a><br /><br />Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 camera found in toilet<p><b>​A hidden camera with equipment was last week found in a toilet in a corridor in the Physics house, where mathematics is mainly conducted. The assessment is that the purpose was to covertly film people using the toilet. Chalmers has alerted the police.</b></p><div>​</div> <div>The camera was mounted in a detergent package. It was found on Monday 24 september at 1pm on the second floor of the Physics house, opposite the MVF26 hall, in the toilet closest to the corridor. All equipment has been handed over to the Police, along with a notification of illegal camera surveillance. Chalmers is currently aware of this incident only. It is unlikely that the packaging has been at the toilet for any longer period.<br /></div> <br />Erik Eliasson, security coordinator at Chalmers calls on anyone to pay attention to any odd packages, or other strange installations. Should you discover something suspicious, please contact the caretaker in your building or security coordinator Erik Eliasson, phone 031-772 66 01.Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 pluggstöd - do you want to work as a tutor?<p><b>​As a tutor for Chalmers pluggstöd you help primary and secondary school pupils with their homework in scientific subjects.</b></p><div>​The project is done in cooperation with schools and organizations and the sessions take place in their facilities. </div> <div>You will work with a representative of the school or organization and a group of 6-8 students. We aim at having an international environment, so we have one international student working together in each session. Each session is two hours long and the project runs over 10 weeks per semester with the start in week 41.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">About you</h4> <div>We are looking for candidates who are positive, dedicated and can convey knowledge in an easy to understand way. Previous experience in tutoring is desirable but not a requirement. We are looking for both English and Swedish speaking persons. We prefer if you can work at least two sessions per week.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What we offer</h4> <ul><li>A step into the Swedish job market </li> <li>130 SEk/hour + transportation allowance </li> <li>Priority when the new project managers are appointed in the project</li></ul> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">How to apply</h4> <div>Please email a short letter and your cv to <a href=""></a> on 23 september, at the latest. Interviews are ongoing.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to facebook, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Chalmers pluggstöd on Facebook</a><br /></div>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 your student email - or forward to the email you are using<p><b></b></p>​You need to check your student email, or forward your student email to the email address you always check.<br />Some of Chalmers systems, such as Ping Pong, automatically send to your student email (your Chalmers email).<br /><br /><div>Thanks  Gracias  Merci  Danke  Kiitos  Grazie  Takk  Dankon  :)</div> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 start collecting food waste on campus<p><b>​​We now start collecting food waste on campus. The collected food waste is converted into biofuel for buses and cars or biofertilizer to be spread on fields. Through this, Chalmers can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to the natural cycle.</b></p><br />You can sort your food waste in the environmental furniture, which are available in the lunchrooms and in open areas in the campus buildings. In the bin for food waste you throw:<br /><ul><li>Food leftovers, raw and cooked</li> <li>Fruit and vegetable remains</li> <li>Eggs and eggshell</li> <li>Bread</li> <li>Coffee filter and coffee grounds</li> <li>Tea leaves, tea bags</li> <li>Paper towels</li> <li>Cut flowers</li></ul> <br />For questions, contact: <a href=""></a><br />Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 work to combat sexual harassment<p><b>​Since autumn 2017, Chalmers and the Student Union have been working together intensively to address sexual harassment and other forms of inequality. A large proportion of the efforts thus far have focused on students since witness testimonies have shown this to be a vulnerable group.</b></p><div>​Lisa Winberg, Welfare and Social Affairs Officer of the Student Union, has taken part and driven the work forward throughout the academic year. She thinks the issues are being taken very seriously and that the cooperation with Chalmers has worked well.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What form has the cooperation taken?</h4> <div>The Student Union and Chalmers have had a good dialogue right from the first steps of our gender equality work in the autumn. The President was on the ball and participated in several external and internal statements together with the Student Union Chairman, and we agreed right from the start that this is a problem we need to attack together. When the Student Union collected stories, Chalmers helped to spread them. We also jointly drafted a project directive for the two-year project Fokus Jämställdhet (Focus Equality).</div> <div><br /></div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Give some examples of measures and efforts since then?</h4> <div>The work has primarily focused on raising awareness about the problem of sexual harassment. This has been done both by sharing the stories we collected in the autumn, and by holding workshops and courses with section boards and active committee members. Within Fokus Jämställdhet, we recruited a reference group which through two workshops has provided input into the work going forward. We have also implemented concrete changes. For example, all sections now have an equality group, gasque organisers have discussed a plan for a safer environment at gasques [student union nightclub events], and there are new, clearer signs in our shared saunas. Many sections and committees have also spearheaded their own initiatives, like gender equality days, the concept A fair fair for CHARM, and a whole section in the Cortège carnival parade programme.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What was the theme of the workshops, and what were the results?</h4> <div>In the first workshop, we identified and prioritised the needs in this area. This gave the project team a direction and two areas to start focusing on: what happens if someone is subjected to victimising behaviour, and how to raise awareness and the level of knowledge about sexual harassment. Workshop number two focused on sketching out a web-based platform for gathering knowledge, tools and inspiration in a way that is easily accessible to both students and employees.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Is there anything in particular that stands out?</h4> <div>The commitment of everyone involved in driving this issue forward. It is the joint efforts of Chalmers' employees, Master's students, doctoral students and undergraduate students that will make a difference. It feels unique, and we know that being able to work across disciplines towards a common goal is something that is highly appreciated internally in the reference group.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">How much interest have the students shown in getting involved to address the problems?</h4> <div>Interest has never been as great as it is now. As previously stated, almost all sections have created an equality group, old traditions are being looked at with a fresh eye, and the issue is being raised in a completely different way among everyone active. We are taking shared responsibility for ensuring that everyone is happy and develops during the entire duration of their studies. I myself feel that the issue is coming up more often in everyday situations, and that means we are actively beginning to move away from the culture of silence that was the previous status quo.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What is the next step in the work?</h4> <div>A working group has just started taking steps to draw up procedures for handling victimising treatment. This is expected to be complete in October. During the reception, we will also inform all new students about how we work to fight discrimination and harassment here at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">You will step down as Welfare and Social Affairs Officer. What would you like to say to your successor and to Chalmers about future work?</h4> <div>Never stop fighting! You still hear comments like Chalmers should “stop pushing this feminist thing on us” and “let's focus on science instead of #metoo and other politically correct issues” far too often. These comments prove that we need to keep working with this issue. I'm proud of what we've started and accomplished this financial year, and I wish my successor and Chalmers great luck in this work going forward.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to intranet, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about the equality effort and work against harassment at Chalmers</a></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Text: </strong>Magnus Myrén<br /></div>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 general assembly are looking for student helpers<p><b>​UNITECH is a network and a student exchange and internship programme in which Chalmers is one of the academic partners. As an academic partner Chalmers arranges the UNITECH General Assembly week every 9th year. This year the GA week will take place 25-31 August on campus Johanneberg.</b></p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">​Job assignments</h4> <div>As a Student Helper you will work together with other students with different tasks. For example, manning of the registration desk, help participants in different kind of questions, put rooms/places in order for seminars or group work. The responsible Project assistant will do the timetable for the Student Helper team. </div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Qualifications</h4> <div>To be qualified for the position you are an active student at the bachelor or master level at Chalmers, fluent in English, familiar with campus and its vicinity. It’s a qualification to have previous experience in arranging and organizing large events, such as Charm or similar. Ability to cooperate is important.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Additional information</h4> <div>This is an intermittent employment where you as a Student Helper will be paid for the hours you work. The remuneration level is according to our regulations and will be paid per hour in arrears. The amount of working hours is individually set in a dialogue with the Project Assistant.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Student Helpers, 6-8 people, </strong>for UNITECH general assembly week project</div> <div><strong>Type of employment: </strong>employed by the hour, from 20 August (if necessary some hours in the week before, even the weekend can come up) until 31 August.</div> <div><strong>Extent: </strong>Timetabled according to agreement</div> <div><strong>Location: </strong>Student Union Building</div> <div><strong>First day of employment: </strong>Provisionally 20 August or earlier.</div> <div><strong>For further information please contact: </strong><a href="">Ing-Britt Carlsson</a>, Chalmers International Mobility Group, CIM</div> <div><strong>Closing date: </strong>2018-06-10</div>Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 to try something new!<p><b>​From now on several services on the Student Portal looks different. You can now log-in and plan your studies on your pages in Ladok, which you reach from the Student Portal. On this page you register on each course every study period, sign-up for exams, create certificates and more. ​​​</b></p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">​Update your contact information</h4> <div>Log in to your student page in new Ladok, which you access via your Student Portal homepage. Use your CID (Chalmers ID) to log in. Go to My Pages and update email, current address and phone number, to get relevant information from the university to an email address you always check.</div> <div><br /></div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Which services are open again?</h4> <div>The services are listed on My startpage at Student Portal <span>as usual<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>, but you will be linked to your student page in Ladok to use them. The services will look a little different and you will find them under new tabs and they may be called by other names.</div> <ul><li>Create transcript of records </li> <li>Create certificate of registrations </li> <li>Re-registration on course </li> <li>Early interruption on course </li> <li>View selected and registered courses </li> <li>Apply for Degree Certificate </li> <li>Courses registration</li></ul> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Make it a good habit to sign up as early as possible</h4> <div>You’ll notice the new system most clearly when you should register on courses, and sign up for exams. From 1 August, you can log in to your student page in Ladok and see between which dates to register for your courses in the autumn semester. Different courses have different registration dates and you see which dates apply under each course. Keep in mind that you must be registered on the course to be allowed to take it and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered at the right courses, on time.</div> <div> </div> <div>Make it a good habit to register for your courses when the registration opens. You make your teachers and examiners happy. If you are not registered you will not be able to access the course homepage and can’t register for the exams.</div> <div> </div> Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 upgrade provides new student services<p><b>​In May, Chalmers switches to an updated study administrative system, new Ladok. Several of the services at Student Portal will therefore be moved to a new interface. This means that some of the services will look differently, new services are added and you will notice that some terms change their names. ​​​​​​​</b></p><div>​<span style="background-color:initial">Between 9-21 May, several of the services are closed when the old system will be replaced by the new one. If you need to use any of the services at Student Portal, be sure to do so soon.</span></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Which services are closed from 9 to 21 May?</h4> <ul><li>Create transcript of records </li> <li>Create certificate of registrations </li> <li>Re-registration on course </li> <li>Early interruption on course </li> <li>View selected and registered courses </li> <li>Applications for Degree Certificate, <a href="/en/chalmersstudies/degree-system/Pages/DegreeCertificateApplyThisWay.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to apply this way, opens up in a new tab">use the application form to apply</a> </li> <li>Select courses, the course selection is closed, a selection among the applicants is ongoing between 3 May and 13 August.</li></ul> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Which services work as usual? </h4> <ul><li>Examination, sign-up/cancel sign up </li> <li>Examination dates (search) </li> <li>Apply for and view external credit transfer </li> <li>Search course </li> <li>Search programme </li> <li>Services as schedules in Timeedit and course homepages in PingPong<br /> </li></ul> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Which services will disappear?</h4> <div><ul><li>The road to my degree</li></ul></div>Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200