News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 21 Nov 2017 15:53:32 +0100 - 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="" 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="" 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 +0100“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="" 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="">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="" 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 +0100 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 and, 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 +0100 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 +0200 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 +0200 in working on your English language and communication skills?<p><b>​Check out the course English for Engineers where we will work with both academic and professional English communication skills!</b></p><div>​</div> <div>There are still a few places available on English for Engineers (<span>FSP046<span style="display:inline-block"> ) </span></span>, the course starts on Thursday 7 September. </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Comments on <span>English for Engineers <span> </span></span>from previous students:</h4> <div>&quot;This is by far the best course I've taken during my stay here at Chalmers. I have increased my english level, especially in writing. I'm very pleased with this course&quot;</div> <div> </div> <div>&quot;I learnt many things from writing a good summary, literature review, cover letter to drafting a good proposal and finally learning how to prepare for a professional presentation. I also learnt how to prepare for job interviews and get a better idea of some of the potential questions interviewers might ask and the answers they are looking for in their candidates.&quot;</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/Pages/SearchCourse.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to the search course function, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Search syllabus</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Come and join us! If you have any questions, get in contact with <a href="">Becky Bergman</a> </div>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 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 +0200​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="" target="_blank" title="Link to, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to, 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="" target="_blank" title="Link to, opens up in a new tab"></a><br />Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 ambassadors<p><b>​Chalmers Environmental Unit are looking for two new student sustainability ambassadors. The primary role of the student ambassadors is to communicate projects, strategies, and work, within the area of sustainability at Chalmers.</b></p><div>​The work that is communicated by the sustainability ambassadors should either be operations, research conducted at Chalmers, or other students’ projects. The communication can be done by texts, images, and videos in different social media, as well as by physically visiting student organizations and other student led initiatives, for example those created in the Challenge Lab, and support them in their daily work. The communication should go two-ways, both to inform the operations at Chalmers about initiatives carried out by students, as well as to inform other students what is going on within sustainability at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <div>We look for candidates that have a proven interest in sustainability, and has an interest in increasing their knowledge about sustainability in general and what Chalmers is doing in particular. They should be good at taking initiatives and good communicators, written and in speech - preferably in both Swedish and English. Swedish is however no pre-requisite. The candidates should be students at Chalmers, either at master or bachelor level.</div> <div> </div> <div>The work load is approximately 16 hours a month, between August 2017 and May 2018. We pay a salary of 120 SEK per hour. Apply by submitting your CV, and a personal letter, to <a href=""></a>, and write Student Ambassador in the subject field. The letter should be restricted to maximum one A4 page. The CV can be either in Swedish or in English. </div> <div>The last date for submitting the CV is May 7th. The most suitable candidates will be called to an interview later the same month. </div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">About the Environmental Unit</h4> <div>The Environmental Unit works with issues related to Chalmers environmental impact, both negative and positive. We are active in issues such as campus development, waste management, energy efficiency and working environment. We also contribute to develop campus as a test-bed when it comes to research and product development relating to the sustainability challenges we have ahead. Our office is located in the building of the central administration, at Chalmersplatsen 4.</div>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200,-April-10th,-1200.aspx,-April-10th,-1200.aspxNational minute of silence will be held today, April 10th, 12:00<p><b>​Last Friday central Stockholm and Sweden was hit by a terrorist attack which claimed at least four lives and left many injured and shocked.</b></p>​<br />All of Sweden mourn the dead. We are all concerned. Chalmers will flag at half-mast today, April 10, in honor of the victims. A memorial service will be held in Stockholm. The Government has announced a national minute of silence at noon. Chalmers calls the staff and students to participate.<br />Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 with course surveys<p><b>​Some students have had difficulties sending in their course surveys for study period 3. This was due to the server handling the database for the course survey system being overloaded. This has now been fixed.</b></p>​If you are unsure as to whether your survey was properly sent in, please open the link in the survey e-mail once again. If the survey is already filled out, your answers have been saved - if not, we kindly ask you to fill it out again.<br /><br />We apologize for any inconvenience caused.<br />Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 rules during examinations<p><b>​Stricter rules regarding mobile phones and other electronic devices at the exam have been imposed for the academic year 2016-17. According to the new rules, you are not allowed to bring your mobile phone to your seat during an examination.</b></p>​<br />If you bring a mobile phone or other electronic devices to your seat during an examination, this will be viewed as the use of a prohibited aid. And this means that you will be reported to Chalmers’ Disciplinary Board on suspicion of cheating. <br /><br />The examination room supervisor will designate where mobile phones and other electronic devices must be placed during the examination. The devices cannot be brought to your seat. The cover sheet of the exam will include a box where you must certify that you have placed your electronic devices at the designated place in the examination room. <br /><br />Read more about the rules in: <br /><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/joint-rules-and-directives/Documents/Examination_2016_%20eng.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to a pdf-file, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Instructions for First and Second-cycle Examinations academic year 2016/17</a><br />Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 opening hours during the exam weeks<p><b>​The Student Centre and IT Support at the Library on campus Johanneberg will change the opening hours during the exam weeks this spring.</b></p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​</p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Opening hours during the exam weeks</h4> <ul><li>March 13-17, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>April 10-13 april, at 12.00-14.00.</li> <li>May 29 maj-Juni 2, at 12.00-14.00.</li></ul> <div>On campus Lindholmen the Student Centre and the IT support are open as usual Monday-Friday from 11:30 to 13:30.</div> <div>The Card Service in the Library and the Service Unit on campus Lindholmen are also open as usual.</div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Upcoming changes to opening hours</h4> <div>April 25-26, at 12.00-14.00, the Student Centre on campus Johanneberg.</div> <div>On June 5 is the Student Centres on Johanneberg and Lindholmen are closed.</div> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 up your competence with extra English this spring<p><b>​The Division for Language and Communication at Chalmers offers courses in English and communication on several levels, from basic courses to a preparatory course before writing your Master's thesis.</b></p>​<span>The following English language courses are held this spring semester, in study period 3 and 4.<br /><br /><ul><li>FSP055 English: Basic to intermediate students who need to strengthen their ability to understand, speak and write in English</li> <li>FSP046 English for engineers: To enable upper-intermediate to advanced students reach an academic and professional level of proficiency in English</li> <li>LSP505 Technical writing for master's studies: To support students working with their Master's thesis</li> <li>FSP071 Tutoring and supervising technical communication: Advanced English course focusing on tutoring other students with their writing</li></ul> To select an English language course, log in on Student Portal and fill in the form Add course.<br /><br /><a title="Link to the form Add course, opens up in a new tab" target="_blank" href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/CourseSelection/contact_forms/Pages/Add_Course.aspx"><img src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" /><span>Add course<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></a><br /><br />Apply no later than January 23. <br /><br />You can find more information about the courses on the Division for Language and Communication’s website.<br /><br /><span><a title="Link to Language and communication, opens up in a new tab" target="_blank" href=""><img src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Language and Communication</a><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 premises for a few exams in January<p><b>Due to a shortage of examination halls a few exams in January will be re-located in Konferenshallen at campus Lindholmen, the exams concerned are listed below.</b></p>​<br />Find your way to Konferenshallen by using Chalmers' map:<br /><a href="" target="_blank" title="link to chalmers' map"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Chalmers' map<br /><br /></a><span>Address: Lindholmspiren 5, entrance through Lindholmen Science Park<br /><br />*The students who are signed up for double examinations or students who are granted to write on extended time, should write the exam in the Samhällsbyggnad-building at campus Johanneberg, and should not re-locate to Lindholmen. <br /><br />More information will be sent via e-mail to all the students who are signed up for the exams concerned. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br /><strong>Monday 9/1:  </strong><br /><br />BMT015, morning.<br />ESS116, afternoon.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Tuesday10/1:  </strong><br /><br />DAT017/DIT151, morning.<br />TDA551, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Wednesday 11/1: </strong> <br /><br />LBT431, morning.<br />KVM013, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Thursday 12/1:  </strong><br /><br />EEM015, morning.<br />MMF176, afternoon.<br /><br /><strong>Friday 13/1: </strong><br />NBAF00, morning (GU).<br />TIF085, afternoon.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100