Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 16 Feb 2018 10:24:52 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/opening-hours-exam-weeks.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/opening-hours-exam-weeks.aspxOpening hours at the Student Centre during the exam weeks<p><b>​The Student Centre on campus Johanneberg will change the opening hours during the exam weeks this spring semester.</b></p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​</p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Opening hours during the exam weeks</h4> <ul><li>March 10-17, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>April 4-6 april, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>May 26 maj-June 2, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>June 5-8, at 12.00-14.00.<br /></li></ul> <div>On campus Lindholmen the Student Centre is also open Monday-Friday at 12:00 to 14:00.</div> <br />Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Walking-path-blocked.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Walking-path-blocked.aspxWalking path at Chalmersplatsen will be blocked on 20/2, 27/2 and 6/3<p><b>​ The office building at Chalmersplatsen 4 is renovated. Due to security reasons when there are large deliveries to the construction site, parts of the walkway will be blocked on 20/2, 27/2 and 6/3.</b></p>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Now-we-are-chalmers-student.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Now-we-are-chalmers-student.aspxNow we are chalmers.student on Instagram and Facebook!<p><b>​Now we change name to chalmers.student on Instagram and Facebook. Just because we want to create even better content for you students!</b></p>We post both with and for you. The daily student life is combined with the extraordinary inspiring storys. You wanna join us and create the story of Chalmers? Start by following us! Then contact us if you have a story to tell. <br /><br /><a href="https://www.instagram.com/chalmers.student/" target="_blank" title="Link to Instagram, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Follow us on Instagram</a><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/StudentChalmers/" 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="" />Follow us on Facebook</a><br />Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://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 highly rated courses where you will work with both academic and professional English communication skills!</b></p><div><br /><ul><li>FSP046 English for Engineers: advanced academic and professional English communication skills (Thursday mornings)</li> <li>FSP055 English: intermediate speaking and listening</li> <li>LSP505 Technical Writing for Master’s Studies: focus on writing at Master’s level (Friday afternoons)</li></ul></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>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-visiting-address-service-functions.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-visiting-address-service-functions.aspxNew visiting address for several service functions<p><b>​Several service functions for students at campus Johanneberg is moving to new premises on the Christmas holidays. When the spring semester begins on January 15 come to Sven Hultins gata 8 to visit:</b></p><div>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/porträtt-personal/studievagledare_utbildningssekreterare.jpg" alt="Groupphoto of student guidance counsellors and directors of studies" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px" /></div> <div> </div> <ul><li>Student Guidance Counsellors </li> <li>Directors of Studies</li> <li>Central Study and Career Guidance Counsellor</li> <li>Careers Service</li> <li>Contact persons for exchange students (CIM)</li> <li>Disability Coordinator</li></ul> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Don’t forget to make an appointment. </div> <div><a href="/en/contactservice/studentscenters/Pages/studentcentres.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to student centres, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />You can find contact information at the Student Portal.</a></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">The following service functions is not moving</h4> <div>Student Guidance Counsellors and Directors of Studies at campus Lindholmen are located as usual in the Saga building.</div> <div><span>You can visit <span>t</span></span>he Student Centres as usual in the Library on campus Johanneberg and in the Saga building at campus Lindholmen.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="http://maps.chalmers.se/#a85a8be2-4ff6-4e39-9880-c2adb2a7626f" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Map campus Johanneberg</a> </div> <div><a href="http://maps.chalmers.se/#c5d6ba21-7336-49f7-aef7-b161fcc91ad7" target="_blank" title="Link to maps.chalmers.se, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Map campus Lindholmen </a></div>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/survey-essay-mills.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/survey-essay-mills.aspxParticipate in a global survey about the use of essay mills<p><b>​The survey will look at your study behaviors, your knowledge, and use, of essay mills, as well as what pressures may lead other students to use these services.</b></p>​<br />The outcomes will be used to understand student study behaviors so that the universities can look to provide better educational experiences for students which focus on honesty and academic integrity. <br /><br />Read more and participate in the survey on <br /><a href="http://gems-project.limequery.com/23" target="_blank" title="Link to Global Essay Mills Survey, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Global Essay Mills Survey</a><br />Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/unwanted_conduct_sexual_harassment.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/unwanted_conduct_sexual_harassment.aspxIf you are subjected to unwanted conduct or sexual harassment<p><b>​Report it. It is the University's responsibility to investigate what has happened as soon as we have been made aware of it.</b></p>​<br />You can always go to your Student Guidance Counsellor, Student Ombud, the Social Unit at the Student's Union or to the Student Safety Representative (SAMO) for your programme. You also have the option of contacting your Head of Programme. Regardless of whom you choose to contact, the person is obliged to ensure that an investigation is carried out.<br /><br />Once the University is informed, the Equality and Diversity Coordinator, Bruno Rudström, promptly conducts an investigation. He talks with all parties involved in order to obtain a picture of what has happened and proposes suitable actions. Sometimes notifying the police is considered. Personal support is available for persons who have been subjected to sexual harassment.<br /><br />The perpetrator(s) carrying out the harassment can be subject to disciplinary measures. This entails reporting the incident to the Disciplinary Board, which can decide on suspension from studies for a specified period of time.<br /><br /><a href="/en/contactservice/Contacts_masters_programmes/Pages/Master-programmes.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to Student Guidance Counsellors, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Student Guidance Counsellor</a><br /><a href="/en/contactservice/Contacts_masters_programmes/Pages/Master-programmes.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to Student Guidance Counsellors, opens up in a new tab"><span></span></a><a href="/en/contactservice/Pages/Equalitycontact.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to Equality Contact, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Equality Contact<span style="display:inline-block"></span></a><br /><a href="/en/contactservice/Pages/Studentombud.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to Student Ombud, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Student Ombud</a><br /><br />Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Pickpockets-Student-Union-Building.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Pickpockets-Student-Union-Building.aspxPickpockets in the Student Union Building<p><b>​Several people have had their belongings stolen in the Student Union Building at Campus Johanneberg. Pickpockets can, of course, also occur on other places on campus.</b></p>​<br />We ask you to be extra careful with your <span>belongings <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>and outerwear. Leave nothing valuable unattended, not even short moments. If your belongings get stolen in our buildings, please inform Chalmers safety &amp; security cooridator <a href="mailto:erik.eliasson@chalmers.se">Erik Eliasson</a>, so that we know what's happening. We also want you to report the theft to the police.Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Workshop-bring-your-idea.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Workshop-bring-your-idea.aspxWorkshop - come and bring along your idea<p><b>​Do you have ideas and proposals of what Chalmers will develop the next few years?</b></p>​<br />Currently at Chalmers there is an idea inventory for new long-term investments going on, which looks at what initiatives can be done to raise the reputation of Chalmers. The idea inventory is an initiative by the university foundation who are prepared to donate funds for ten years for selected areas. <br /><br />If you have ideas, regardless if they are crazy or not, about what Chalmers can do we want to hear them. <br />You can either share them by <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/DINvRFLB9mjdhGKT2" target="_blank" title="Link to a google form, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />using this form</a>, or you can come to an open workshop on November 27th at 17.30 in Scania, Student Union Building, Campus Johanneberg. <br />The workshop is open for everyone, please tell your friends. <br />Since we are ordering coffee, we appreciate if you <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/dekzKEeOxF0K20453" target="_blank" title="Link to a google form, opns up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />sign up on this form</a> <br /><br />Thank you for your contribution!<br />The Student UnionTue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/stepping_up_efforts.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/stepping_up_efforts.aspx“How we’re stepping up our efforts against sexual harassment and assault”<p><b>​We at Chalmers face great challenges in the field of gender equality. We know that we have had, and in some study environments still have, a laddish culture. We know that for each rung on the academic ladder, the proportion of men increases, resulting in Sweden’s lowest proportion of female professors.</b></p>​<br />Examples of measures we’ve implemented in recent years include EGL training courses (Equality, Gender and Leadership) in several programmes; videos that take up legal grounds for discrimination among students, primarily for those involved in the Welcoming weeks; and rejection of single-gender groups of applications for appointments. The situation has been improving. Our working environment survey shows that the proportion of employees stating that they have been subjected to or observed sexual harassment has significantly decreased. <br />However, we are far from perfect.<br /><br />In recent weeks we’ve read various testimonies from courageous students and employees describing the daily situation at the university. They are not nice stories. They describe sexism, belittling comments and actual assaults. Both students and employees are named as perpetrators. We are now addressing that situation, in part by reacting to unacceptable actions and in part by significantly expanding our preventive measures.<br /><br />This was published as a follow-up to our employee survey and student barometer on <a href="/en/News/Pages/ensure-equality-education.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to news article, opens up in a new tab">Student Portal</a>. We intend to expand our ongoing initiative to integrate gender equality in our standard procedures. We are appointing a project manager and creating a committee made up of a broad group of students and employees to develop and implement a targeted initiative against sexual harassment and gender-based abuse, primarily in undergraduate studies. <br /><br />The proactive measures of this project target both inter-student relationships and student-staff relationships, including various training courses – possibly even obligatory, graded courses for students and enhanced training courses for staff. <br /><br />Communication initiatives will ensure that all students and employees know what gender-based harassment is, what rules apply at Chalmers and how – and to whom – you can report incidents, as well as what happens after a report. <br /><br />Last but not least, we will implement clearer and easier reporting methods, and review what support we give to those involved. We will also review how we use the disciplinary regulations and national legislation when an incident has occurred. All of these efforts will be conducted in close collaboration between the university and the student union.<br /><br />The Chalmers University Foundation is in the process of increasing its investments in Chalmers’s operations. <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/insidan/EN/about-chalmers/vision-goals-strategies/idea-inventory-for-new" target="_blank" title="Link to Chalmers intranet, opens up in a new tab">We are currently requesting ideas for new initiatives</a>. In assessing the incoming ideas, we will emphasise a focus on opportunities for gender-equal recruitment. This will allow us to pick up the pace in creating a faculty with a better gender balance than we have today. Surely it is reasonable that, say, at least one third of the invested funds should go to female researchers/teachers?<br /><br />Are you a student who is interested in, or has ideas about our equality measures? Contact <a href="mailto:so@chalmersstudentkar.se">Lisa Winberg</a> at the student union, who works with these issues. And keep sharing your experiences! You can do so anonymously on the website below, that the student union has set up: <br /><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecekrglJNiOHxc7IK4oIggjLkMn0lf8t1_kzx-c6cUXPgsgA/viewform" target="_blank" title="Link to form, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Share your experience</a>, no matter what it is!<br /><br />Keep an eye out for more information! You will have opportunities to influence future measures, whether you are a student or an employee at Chalmers.<br /><br />Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers<br />Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/disruptions_traffic_EU_summit.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/disruptions_traffic_EU_summit.aspxDisruptions in traffic in Gothenburg on 16–17 November<p><b>​Heavy disruptions in traffic are expected at certain times of day on 16–17 November in connection with the EU summit in Gothenburg. This may affect travels to and from Chalmers. Follow police recommendations to avoid the most critical times, allow yourself plenty of time and pay attention to traffic updates.</b></p><div>​Roads will be temporarily closed as police escort the summit delegates to their accommodation and meetings while here in Gothenburg.</div> <div>The delegations will be staying at the Gothia Towers and will mainly be arriving on Thursday afternoon 16 November. The greatest disruptions are expected on Friday when the delegates are travelling to and from Eriksberg on Hisingen, where the summit is being held. Traffic to and from Landvetter Airport will be sporadically affected from Thursday at 12.00 to Friday at 18.00. For security reasons, precise times and itineraries will not be released in advance.</div> <div> </div> <div>The police recommend that travellers avoid the most critical travel times on Friday 17 November and plan to travel before 07.00, between 10.00–12.00 and after 18.00 when travelling to and from the Gothenburg area and within the city by car or public transport. </div> <div> </div> <div>Chalmers will not be closed during the EU summit. Operations will continue as usual. Students and employees are encouraged to take extra care when planning their travels to and from the university on these days and allow extra time. <span>New information can come quickly<span>. </span></span>Watch for updates on trafiken.nu and vasttrafik.se, as well as news from the Police and in the media.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Note, especially for travels to and from Chalmers:</h4> <ul><li>Regular timetables do not apply during the period, Västtrafik announces. Expect longer travel time.</li> <li>No special restrictions on tram traffic through the Chalmers tunnel has been announced.</li> <li>Travels to and from campus Lindholmen may be severely disturbed on Friday 17 November.</li> <li>The traffic past Gothia Towers will be affected already on Wednesday 15 November. Örgrytevägen will be closed for all traffic in both directions between Korsvägen and Fabriksgatan on Wednesday from 07.00 until Friday approximately 15.00.</li> <li>Cyclists and pedestrians are less affected by traffic disturbances.</li></ul> <div><br /></div> <div>Chalmers will be monitoring developments. The above decision is based on current information and may be subject to revision. Any new information that comes up regarding Chalmers’s operations will be published on Insidan and the Student Portal.</div>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/ensure-equality-education.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/ensure-equality-education.aspxChalmers stepping up efforts to ensure equality in education<p><b>​This year’s psychosocial working environment analysis, concluded in September, shows that the primary problems students face are stress and sexism. The university is now undertaking measures to address sexist elements in its culture by analysing what forms it takes, how widespread it is and what measures will have the greatest effect.</b></p>​The identified problems are mainly about lad culture and misogyny, in a spectrum ranging from gibes to open harassment in both study contexts and leisure activities.<br /><br />Chalmers’s first student barometer was conducted last winter and 3,500 students responded, 35% of whom were female. The results show that 80% of respondents consider Chalmers to be free from discrimination, but 6% do not feel free from discriminatory treatment, bullying or threats and violence. Four per cent stated that they have been subjected to discrimination, usually by other students and usually related to gender. The responses to open-ended questions indicated that these problems mainly occur in the study environment, but also in leisure activities.<br /><br />“The responses I’ve read to those questions made me very disappointed,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers. “They indicate an unhealthy, laddish culture upheld by both teachers and students. I really want everyone to be free from discrimination and sexual harassment at Chalmers.”<br /><br />The head of the Student Union, Carl Toller, agrees that the problems exist at Chalmers and that the Union fully supports the stepped-up efforts to stop them.<br /><br />“There are cultures that have flown below the radar for several years, in which obscenities, insults and other types of discrimination occur,” he says. “Courageous students have dared to spotlight this, and it’s largely thanks to them that we’ve got a better understanding of how widespread it is. We need to work with the university to demonstrate how important it is that we do not accept and normalise these cultures. We’re going to work to make sure students know from the start where to turn, and help should be within easy reach. The campus should be a safe, secure place for everyone.”<br /><br />Now the university and the student union are going to work together to get to the bottom of the problems, create a broad strategy focused on resolving them, and review the entire procedure – from proactive measures and ways to report incidents, to follow-up and consequences.<br /><br />“We’ve all dealt with peer pressure,” Bengtsson says. “But it’s important to understand that you as an individual are responsible for your own actions. You can be held personally responsible if you discriminate against anyone else here at Chalmers.”Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200https://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/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 +0200