Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyMon, 12 Apr 2021 11:29:46 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-involved-in-creating-the-healthcare-of-the-future.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-involved-in-creating-the-healthcare-of-the-future.aspxStudents involved in creating the healthcare of the future<p><b>Today's healthcare sector is becoming increasingly digitalized and tech driven. Chalmers invests heavily in the area of health and technology. In the elective course Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday lives and places, students from different programmes, teachers and industry representatives with different areas of expertise, collaborate. Their task is to find new solutions to the challenges within the global healthcare sector.</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/flygbild_hogsbo_750x340px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><span style="font-size:13px">​</span><span style="font-size:13px">View from the construction of Högsbo Specialist Hospital. To create the healthcare of the future various areas of knowledge needs to cooperate – such as architecture, organizational development and e-health solutions.​​​​​​​​​ ​ </span><br style="font-size:13px" /><span style="font-size:13px">Photo: Västfastigheter, Sjukhusen i väster and Högsbo specialistsjukhus​</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color:initial">To improve the technical development of the sector, various areas of knowledge within Chalmers can play a key role, such as architecture, organizational development and e-health solutions.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br />Chalmers has students who are competent in these three areas, but that doesn’t mean they are automatically good at collaboration. They need to practice interdisciplinary teamwork! For us, that was the starting point when we created this Tracks course” says Patrik Alexandersson who is responsible for the course.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="https://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionImages/20210101-20210631/SebastanRye_biltilltext.jpg" alt="sebastian rye, student" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;height:180px;width:180px" /></div> <div>Chalmers student, Sebastian Rye, participated in the first round of the course <em>Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated into our everyday lives and places</em>. He is currently studying his final year of Industrial Engineering and Management and is currently writing his Master thesis where he investigates how the use of artificial intelligence can be used in an efficient way in the healthcare sector.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“I had actually already chosen all my elective courses, but the Tracks course great combination of healthcare, interdisciplinary collaboration with mixed student groups and the opportunity to make contacts in the industry was a little too difficult to resist. I just had to take that extra course!”.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Current and real challenges</h3> <div>Tracks is a major investment in education and in new learning environments funded by the Chalmers Foundation. Tracks elective courses will complement students' programmes, introduce them to new subject areas and give them the opportunity to practice interdisciplinary teamwork.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Tracks courses are also linked to the latest research and to industry. In this course, the subject area was presented by representatives from the Högsbo Specialist Hospital and from Sahlgrenska University Hospitals’ digital R&amp;D department. Chalmers Center for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) is also behind the course as well as patients who were involved to give feedback on the students' solutions.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The intention with Tracks courses is that they should be able to quickly adapt to current needs and challenges in work-life and society. The healthcare-course is a good example. In the spring of 2020, when the new corona virus began to spread around the world, the teachers decided to include a case about pandemic management in the course, which was not planned from the beginning. Students could choose from three different cases to work with together in small groups: Pandemic, “Life Event Cancer” and Virtual Hospital.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The case called “Life Event Cancer” shed a light on the fact that there are more things than just the patient's disease that needs to be taken care of in the case of a cancer diagnosis. One question that the students discussed was how and with what digital tools the patient and their families can be supported throughout a treatment period.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Virtual hospital and virtual care in general are current topics in the healthcare sector today. Healthcare can be provided in many ways and doesn’t always have to be linked to a physical hospital building. Åsa Holmgren, project manager at Högsbo Specialist Hospital, believes that more technical solutions are needed, but that they need to be carefully examined – which solutions are the most useful within the healthcare sector? In response to which situations and when can they be applied for the best possible outcomes?</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“By learning more about how different technical solutions can be used, healthcare can be changed and improved. An example could be to develop the patient's ability to self-test at home, which the medical staff can follow up and manage – maybe it can lead to faster regulation of drug dosage. I have to say that the students impressed me with their insights and innovative suggestions in their final presentations!” says Åsa Holmgren.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Among other things, the students had suggestions for continuous feedback from a number of health parameters in patients staying at home. This is something that may create a preventive effect. Patients with better knowledge of their own health would also contribute to a more accurate decision-making by the caregiver. An increased use of Machine learning was also proposed, in order to, for example, identify early risk parameters for potential development of cancer.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In their final presentations the students came up with ideas regarding different health parameters that may be possible for the patients to control by themselves, at home. Something that could have a preventive effect and provide the patients with better knowledge of their own health status and contribute to an improved decision-making-process for the healthcare provider. Another suggestion from the students was more frequent use of Machine Learning. This could be a tool to identify early risk parameters for potential development of cancer.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Aim to increase students’ interest in the healthcare sector</h3> <div>During the first round of the course Here, there and everywhere – healthcare integrated in our everyday life and places, Chalmers students from eight different educational programmes participated and for the next course, planned this autumn, Patrik Alexandersson aims for even more.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We hope that our course can lead to increased knowledge of, and interest in healthcare among architecture and engineering students. By participating in the course, students gain a very good insight into the sector's challenges and its logic, which is enormously positive, both for themselves, Chalmers and for society in general.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Sebastian Rye was already interested in the subject before the start of the course, and he thinks that the opportunity to choose a course based on his own interest was very rewarding.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The teachers were incredibly committed and experienced in the area and guided us throughout the course, but at the same time it was a lot of project-oriented teamwork and a lot of self-studies. I really thought that the course complemented my other studies well, because in Tracks courses you get to practically apply the things you have learned to a subject you are interested in. This means that the knowledge you have gained from your programme actually gets enhanced!”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/chalmers.se/sv/nyheter/Sidor/Studenter-med-och-skapar-framtidens-vard.aspx" title="course poster"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="https://www.chalmers.se/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the <span style="background-color:initial">course</span></a></div> <div><a href="/en/News/Calendar/Pages/Information-about-tracks.aspx" title="study portal" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial"></span>Lunchwebinar on Tracks courses 4/22/2021​​</a></div> <em></em><div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" title="chalmers study portal"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="https://www.chalmers.se/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="background-color:initial">Read more about the c</span><span style="background-color:initial">urrent courses within Tracks</span></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Text:</span> Julia Jansson</div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Photo:</span> Västfastigheter, Sjukhusen i väster och Högsbo specialistsjukhus</div> ​<br />Sun, 11 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Masters-thesis-fair-in-May.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Masters-thesis-fair-in-May.aspxDigital master's thesis fair in May<p><b>​On 11 May Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg are arranging the second digital master's thesis fair. The first joint fair, arranged in October 2020, was a great success. ​ ​</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Exjobbsmassa_710.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />The aim of the fair is to increase collaboration in the intersection between health and technology.​ Potential supervisors will present their projects and after that students have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss the projects, in small groups with the researchers. Hopefully you will then find an interesting master's thesis project.​<div> </div> <div>This time, the fair is organised by Sahlgrenska Academy via Zoom on 11 May at 15.00-17.00.<br /><br /><a href="https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=Me2YB7D1NUmGPHPuJQWAbikEl6kTcMNGhPAvGcF2TlVUQlhXNUNYWTRCUTRVWVRDSDlOUDdPMUJaUy4u" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register for the fair</a></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The registration is open until 10 May, </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-size:14px">a link to the fair will be sent out on the morning of 11 May. Welcome!</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div>Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Tracks-courses-in-the-autumn-now-open-for-application.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Tracks-courses-in-the-autumn-now-open-for-application.aspxTracks courses in the autumn – now open for application<p><b>Chalmers educational initiative Tracks offers elective courses for Chalmers students in year 2–5 and for Chalmers alumni. Now the autumn courses are open for application!​​</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">“The courses in the autumn offer a great broadness, there will be an opportunity to be involved in developing a quantum computer, work with questions regarding design of sustainable infrastructure or read courses that address challenges in the healthcare sector or within sports technology”, says Mikael Enelund, leader of Tracks.</span><div><br /></div> <div>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 held in English and can either be at basic or advanced level.<br /><br /><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Courses starting in study period 1</h2> <div><strong>1.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Structural batteries – design, manufacture and characterization</strong> – Electrical energy can be stored in the structure of a satellite, in the body of a car or in the airframe of a drone or aircraft. Join the research activities to make car bodies and airframes into batteries .<br /><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Structural_Batteries_21_22.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course</a><span style="white-space:pre"> </span><br /><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Big-breakthrough-for-%E2%80%99massless%E2%80%99-energy-storage.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the research​</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>2.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Building and programming a quantum computer</strong> – Participate in a small project team, which, together with the lecturers, formulate relevant technical questions at different levels of the quantum computing stack spanning from cryogenic hardware to quantum algorithms.  <br /><div><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/quantum_tracks_ad.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course​</a>   <span style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Swedens-quantum-computer-project-shifts-up-a-gear.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the research​</a></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>3. </strong><strong>Changing the world of microwaves by hydrogel</strong>s – Take part in exciting research combining microwave technology and hydrogels. Microwave technology has a perspective to considerably improve diagnostics and treatment of major societal diseases such as stroke and cancer. Hydrogels have the potential to play an important role in development of the next generation of portable micro-wave devices. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>4.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Mechanics in sports</strong> – Apply your engineering skills to study athletic performance, improve sports engineering and develop your understanding for materials that may be used for energy absorption in sports. <br /> <a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Mechanics_in_sports_poster_2021.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course​</a><br /><br /></div> <div><strong>5.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Digitalization in sports</strong> – A course where you can approach digitalization together with researchers and athletes to solve challenges within the sports sector. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>6.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Here, there and everywher</strong>e – healthcare integrated in our everyday life and places - How can architectural perspectives, management and technical aspects work together to develop the healthcare of the future?  This course addresses healthcare system challenges all over the world – from the local level to the global. One example is the Covid-19 pandemic which has shown the importance to think in innovative and resilient ways to deliver care and staying healthy during challenging times. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>7.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Design of Sustainable infrastructure and urban transformation</strong> – How do we design and build resilient cities; balance city’s dependencies on technological systems; transport mobility; infrastructure information development; adaptive use of space including environmental, social, economic, and technological aspects? </div> <div><a href="/sv/chalmersstudier/tracks/Documents/Design%20of%20sustainable%20infrastructure%202021.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Read more about the course​</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>8.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></strong><strong>Unlocking the potential of Additive Manufacturing</strong> – Additive manufacturing (AM) allows engineers to re-think designs and applications for a wide range of applications from aerospace and biomedical applications to automotive and consumer products. The technology offers high levels of design freedom and customization of components. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>There will also be two courses starting in study period 2: Transport informatics and Data-driven product realization. <br /><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about all Tracks courses here​</a></div> <div>  </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How and why – apply for a Tracks course!</h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Kristina Henricson Briggs, vice leader of Tracks, thinks that everyone that are looking for a course as part of their electives or a course as extra curriculum should consider taking a Tracks course. </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“I think there is something that can be interesting for everyone!  If you want to work with current research and contribute to solve contemporary societal issues as part of your education, it’s a great experience. Tracks courses is also a step towards working life since the students gets experience from working in a team with mixed backgrounds”.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />To apply for Tracks courses, you will find more information on the Study Portal​</a> <br />Generally, the student needs to contact the examiner of each Tracks course, who is responsible for admission and registration. The examiner in the course can give more information about the application, start and end times and other questions that are course specific. </div> <div> </div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">About Tracks ​</h2></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/current-courses-within-tracks.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />You will find all the courses, information and contact details to the examiners in the table on this page</a></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/tracks/Pages/Tracks.aspx" target="_blank"><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><span style="background-color:initial">Course specific prerequisites for each course (basic: level: TRA100 and advanced level: TRA105) are described in the syllabus that is found at the Study portal.</span></div> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/education/studying-at-Chalmers/Pages/Tracks-Optional-courses.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more at chalmers.se</a></div> <div><br /></div></div>Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Nominate-your-student-sustainability-heroes!.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Nominate-your-student-sustainability-heroes!.aspxNominate your student sustainability heroes!<p><b>Do you know about an amazing student at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg who are taking action for sustainable development? Maybe running an organisation, creating content online, working for a cool start-up or an activist? Or are you a hidden sustainability hero? We are looking for students who are taking the lead for a more sustainable world to be featured in the campaign #StudentsOfGBG</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Worldwide students are taking action for sustainable development. Whether it's about mobilising strikes, fundraising, joining political movements, creating innovative solutions or incorporating sustainability in their academic education - students are raising their voice and leading a movement for change. They work tirelessly to create change and impact the world around us. It is time for these stories to be told, to be heard - and for these heroes to step into the light – this is the #studentsOfGBG.</span><div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Do you know a sustainability hero or are you one yourself?</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size:14px">We want to share your story, be inspired by you and celebrate your actions! Nominated heroes should be students at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg, and be actively working to promote sustainable development. This could be by being involved in a sustainability-focused organisation, creating content online, working for an innovative start-up, be an activist and much more.  A selection of sustainability heroes will be portrayed on the Student Sustainability Hub social media channels under the hashtag #StudentsOfGBG </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">What do we mean when we talk about &quot;sustainable development&quot;?</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">At the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, we work with sustainable development from, what we call, a holistic perspective on sustainable development. For us, that means that we work with all dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is why we encourage you to nominate heroes that work not only with issues related to the environment, including for example topics related to democracy, equality, justice and so on. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Nominations</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><a href="http://tinyurl.com/StudentsOfGBG">Nominate yourself or someone else here​</a></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">#StudentsOfGBG is initiated by the Student Sustainability Hub at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Contact: Karin Bylund <a href="mailto:karin.bylund@gu.se">karin.bylund@gu.se</a></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Learn more about the Student Sustainability Hub</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/studentsustainabilitygbg/">Visit them on Instagram</a></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub">Visit us on Facebook</a></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Text by: GMV</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Originally published on: <a href="http://www.gmv.gu.se/"></a></span><span></span><span style="background-color:initial;font-size:14px"><font color="#1166aa"><b><a href="https://gmv.gu.se/english/?languageId=100001&amp;disableRedirect=true&amp;returnUrl=http://gmv.gu.se/">Gothenburg centre for sustainable development (GMV)​​</a></b></font></span></div> Mon, 29 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-receive-entrepreneurship-award-for-sports-innovation.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-receive-entrepreneurship-award-for-sports-innovation.aspxStudents receive entrepreneurship award<p><b>Chalmers students and elite athletes Johan Rogestedt and Johan Högstrand receive an entrepreneurship award for their master’s thesis project that may revolutionize sports technology. Two special prizes have also been handed out for important efforts in combating the spread of covid-19.​</b></p>​<span></span><span style="background-color:initial">Lactate measurement is an increasingly popular method in sports that involves measuring the levels of lactic acid in the blood to optimize your training. Today, this method is both cumbersome and expensive as it requires continuous blood sampling with machine reading. But what if it was possible to obtain the same values with technology that continuously measures the lactate value so that you can adapt your training accordingly?<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Hogia_banner710x320px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /></span><span style="font-size:12px">Johan Rogestedt and Johan Högstrand received the Bert-Inge Hogsved Entrepreneurship Award for Best Entrepreneurship 2021.​​</span><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><br /></span><div class="page-content"><div>That was the starting point for Johan Rogestedt's and Johan Högstrand's thesis project that now receives Bert-Inge Hogsved's award for best entrepreneurship. Every year, Hogia's Entrepreneurship Award goes to a technologist or a group of technologists at Chalmers for best entrepreneurship.</div> <div>&quot;Historically, many exciting ideas have received this award. It feels great to be acknowledged in the same way. Above all, it gives us the motivation to continue with what we have already started&quot;, says Johan Rogestedt, who is an elite runner that <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Gold-medal-to-Chalmers-student.aspx" target="_blank">recently won the Swedish Championship.</a></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Had sports in common</h2> <div>Johan Rogestedt and elite orienteer Johan Högstrand are National Sports University students at Chalmers. That means that they get increased support from the university to combine their studies with a professional athlete career. </div> <div>The duo who have an athlete background in common became friends and later thesis partners during their master's studies in Systems, control, and mechatronics at Chalmers. They both have personal experience of lactate measurements and think there is great commercial potential with their invention. A measurement method based on sensors instead of blood samples could be used in the healthcare industry and by all kinds of people who engage in heart rate training.<br /><br /></div> <div>&quot;Today, the default is heart rate measurement in, for example, sports watches, but if lactate measurement had been the standard, it would have been possible to obtain better measures of both intensity and fatigue&quot;, says Johan Högstrand.</div> <div>&quot;With the current method, you cannot stop in the middle of a competition to take a blood sample. If you could have obtained the value in other ways, you would be able to optimize your starting speed and perform better when you compete&quot;, says Johan Rogestedt.</div> <div>They will continue working on their prototype with Chalmers Innovation Office this summer. The next step is to figure out how to optimize their innovation.</div> <div>&quot;We will pick up where the thesis ends and continue to work part-time with the project. The goal is to achieve quality in our measurements with the conclusions we drew during the thesis. We only need to fine-tune some electronics until then&quot;, says Johan Högstrand.</div> <div>&quot;We want to get to the bottom of the issue with lactate measurement and see how far we can go to produce a commercial product in the end&quot;, he adds.<span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Working with sports tech</h2></div> <div>In addition to their success of the degree project, Högstrand and Rogestedt will graduate from Chalmers this summer with a bright future in the sports technology industry alongside their sports careers. Johan Rogestedt already works as a software engineer for a sports tech company in Silicon Valley, but is working remotely from Gothenburg. </div> <div>Johan Högstrand runs his own company after winning the entrepreneurship competition Chalmers ventures startup camp <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Ski-star-sharpens-her-skiing-with-technology-from-Chalmers.aspx" target="_blank">with his bachelor's thesis on power meters in cross-country skiing. ​</a><br /><br /></div> <div>&quot;There will be a time after our sports careers end as well. It was a given for us to study alongside being athletes. But many pieces of the puzzle need to fit when you try to combine these two things.”, says Högstrand.</div> <div>“Being part of a Swedish Sports University has made a big difference because our professors at Chalmers understand the challenges we face as athletes and students. It has been easier to adapt our studies and take exams online when we have to travel to compete and attend training camps. That flexibility at Chalmers has made it possible for us to reach our goals and be where we are today.&quot;, says Rogestedt.<span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Two special awards</h2></div> <div><div>This year, Bert-Inge Hogsved's award for best entrepreneurship also includes two special awards. They are awarded to four Chalmers students who have made important contributions in the work of combating the spread of covid-19 in the spring of 2020, when the shortage of medical devices in healthcare and elderly care was acute.</div> <div>Carl Strandby and Joel Martinsson Budillon managed to gather a group of students and other volunteers to make <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Volunteers-produce-aprons-for-the-healthcare-system.aspx" target="_blank" title="Volunteers produce aprons for the healthcare system">12,000 protective aprons for the healthcare system in only two months.</a><br /><br /></div> <div>&quot;There was a huge shortage of protective aprons in Gothenburg when the pandemic struck. So we started to manifacure them ourselves. It was a way for us to turn our worry into something productive. Receiving this award means that others see the value in what we have accomplished. We share the profit with all the volunteers who have been involved in this project&quot;, says Carl Strandby.<br /><br /></div> <div>Edward Hadziavdic and Marcus Örtenberg Toftås also engaged a large number of students and volunteers. <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Students-supply-staff-in-the-west-with-visors.aspx" target="_blank" title="Students supply staff in the west with visors">They manufactured visors, among other things, by using the university's 3D-printer.</a> 15 000 visors were delivered directly to the health service during the initial phase of the pandemic.​</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Text</strong>: Vedrana Sivac<br /><strong>Photo</strong>: Hogiagruppen<br /></div> <div><br /></div></div> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Vision-for-Chalmers-campus-development.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Vision-for-Chalmers-campus-development.aspxVision for Chalmers campus development<p><b>How Chalmers’ campus can best be developed from an educational perspective, to be attractive to students and maintain the highest quality in the long-term, is now set out, in a vision supported by the University board. ​</b></p>​The starting point of the vision is what will be best for Chalmers’s students, and what best promotes Chalmers vision ”World-class Education”. The student perspective has been obtained through interviews and anchored with representatives of Chalmers Student Union.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/campus_flygfoto_johanneberg_710x320px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><div><strong>The vision in seven bullet points </strong></div> <div>1.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Chalmers should have one unified campus, located at Johanneberg.</div> <div>2.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>All Chalmers’ first-cycle education should be located on this campus.</div> <div>3.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>The physical and digital environment at Chalmers campus should be state-of-the-art, inspiring and support academic excellence.</div> <div>4.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>On campus, Chalmers students should have a first-class environment for their studies and social life.</div> <div>5.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Chalmers will conduct second-cycle education on other premises than campus (”nodes”) when it provides great added value for our education, our research and / or our partners. Such nodes could for example be Lindholmen, Onsala, one of the University of Gothenburg’s campuses or research-intense business environments. </div> <div>6.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Chalmers nodes should be arenas with unique conditions for developing new types of education.</div> <div>7.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Chalmers’ operations at node Lindholmen should have high visibility and therefore have Kuggen as its beacon.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The process will now continue with in-depth analyses and dialogue with stakeholders, work that will be performed over several years.</div> <div>As a student, you can influence decisions through Chalmers Student Union. Send your thoughts, questions and opinions to <a href="mailto:info@chalmersstudentkar.se">info@chalmersstudentkar.se​</a>.</div>Thu, 18 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/IT-support-moves.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/IT-support-moves.aspxThe IT department's support pages have moved<p><b>​Nowadays, you will find the IT department's guides and information about IT services on the external website the IT portal.</b></p>​ Previously, the IT department has had a lot of guides and information about Chalmers IT services here on the Student Portal. <div>Now, these have been moved to the external website the IT portal. This is done to facilitate and gather everything IT-related in one place. Hopefully, it will be easier for you to find what you are looking for. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please note! If you do a Google search for Chalmers IT services, you can for some time still get search results that lead to the Student Portal even though the pages have been removed. This is because it takes a while for Google to understand that these pages no longer exist. </div> <div><a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/Student/Student" title="Link to the IT portal, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Link to Chalmers IT portal​</a></div>Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Maintenance-will-affect-studat.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Maintenance-will-affect-studat.aspxMaintenance work will affect the student computers on 2 March<p><b>On Tuesday 2 March at 17-19, you will not be able to use the student computers (stuDAT) in the computer rooms​ or for teleworking, due to maintenance work. ​</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">Among </span><span style="background-color:initial">other things</span><span style="background-color:initial">, the following will be affected:</span><br /></div> <div><ul><li>StuDAT</li> <li>CDA Linux</li> <li>Group file areas</li> <li>Some websites on the web hotel</li> <li>Webpages from group file areas</li> <li>Personal webpages <br /></li></ul> <div>Chalmers' IT department​ apologizes ​for any inconvenience this may cause.</div></div> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Ladok-for-students-gets-a-new-appearance.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Ladok-for-students-gets-a-new-appearance.aspxLadok for students gets a new appearance<p><b>This week a newly developed interface ​for Ladok for Students will be launched. ​​​​</b></p>Ladok for Students will work better in your mobile phone and meet up to the accessibility requirements. ​You will still be able to reach all the old functions but in a new interface.<br /><br />Do you want to learn more about Ladok for Students? View the videoclips below.<br /><a href="https://play.ladok.se/media/Introduction+of+Ladok+for+students/0_806d9007/404883" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Introduction to Ladok for Students</a><br /><a href="https://play.ladok.se/media/Sign+up+for+examinations+in+Ladok/0_rnxkxkgd" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Sign up for examinations​</a><br />​Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/covid-19-is-increasing.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/covid-19-is-increasing.aspx​The spread of COVID-19 is currently increasing - current recommendations remain<p><b>​​The spread of COVID-19 is currently increasing in the Västra Götaland region. For Chalmers employees and students, the current recommendations remain in place – to work and study from home, unless campus visits are absolutely necessary.​</b></p> For campus-based education where social distancing is not possible, the recommendation to wear visors also remains in place. <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li>Do not leave home if you feel ill, even if the symptoms are mild </li> <li>Keep a distance from other people </li> <li>Wash your hands/use hand sanitiser often Chalmers is conducting ongoing risk analyses, is in contact with VGR, and is monitoring how further recommendations from the authorities may impact the University.</li></ul> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/corona-virus/information-for-students/Pages/default.aspx" title="Link to Chalmers.se, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Corona virus - information for students</a></div></div>Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-schedule.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/New-schedule.aspxSchedule for study period 4 and exam dates will be published on 4 March<p><b>​The planning of the schedule for study period 4 and the exam dates for future periods is ongoing and will be published on 4 March.</b></p>The reason for the shorter planning window is that the university should be able to adjust more quickly and adapt teaching and exams to prevailing circumstances.Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mastercard-scholarship.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mastercard-scholarship.aspxDo you have a project or idea that you want to implement? Apply for a scholarship<p><b>​​Chalmers Mastercard enables exciting projects! Do you have a project or idea you want to implement? Apply for Chalmers Mastercard scholarship today so it can become a reality tomorrow. The last application date is 1 March, 2021.</b></p>Projects can cover e.g. thesis work, undergraduate work, projects that benefit students, start-up of new associations or similar. We are looking for projects that can give Chalmers more competitive power and luminosity.<div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/collaboration/alumni/chalmersmastercard/scholarshipapplications/Pages/default.aspx" title="Link to Chalmers.se, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more and apply now​</a>​</div>Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Chalmers-COVID-19-Economic-Relief-Scholarship.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Chalmers-COVID-19-Economic-Relief-Scholarship.aspxApply for Chalmers COVID-19 Economic Relief Scholarship<p><b>Chalmers is now launching a temporary scholarship which is set up for fee-paying students to help their financial situation, which for many is strained due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Chalmers COVID-19 Economic Relief Scholarship​ will be paid in the form of a reduction of 50% of the autumn semester 2021 tuition fee for full-time students.​​​​​​​​​​</b></p><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">You are eligible to apply if you are:</h3> <div><ul><li>a current student at Chalmers and will begin your second year of a master's programme, or second or third year of a bachelor's programme on the autumn semester 2021</li> <li>a student at Chalmers and have registered a study break during the spring semester 2021, provided that you have started your studies at Chalmers autumn semester 2020, or earlier and intend to continue your studies in the autumn semester of 2021</li> <li>required to pay tuition fees for your studies at Chalmers</li> <li>not a holder of a Erasmus Mundus Scholarship or other scholarship​ administrated by Chalmers, except for not a holder of a Erasmus Mundus Scholarship or other scholarship​ administrated by Chalmers, except for the Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Foundation.​</li></ul> <div><div>Current students during the spring semester 2021, must have reported at least 22.5 credits during the study periods 1, 2 and/or 3, the academic year 2020/2021. Students who have<span style="background-color:initial"> registered a study break must have achieved at least 15 credits on the last semester of their studies at Chalmers.</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div></div> <div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">When and how to apply​</h3></div></div> <div><div><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>16 April – </strong><span></span><strong>4 May: </strong>The scholarship will be open for applications. </span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>16 April:</strong> If you are eligible to apply, you will get an email with </span><span style="background-color:initial">a personal link, that must be used, to the application form with instructions. </span><span style="background-color:initial">The email will be sent to the address you have registered for receiving your invoices from Chalmers. </span><span style="background-color:initial">Please be sure to check your spam folder if you have not received the email before 6 pm on that date.</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>4 May:</strong> All credits must be reported in Ladok. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that this is done by that date.​ ​</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>18 May:</strong> You will get your notification, by the latest.</span></li></ul></div> <span></span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Note!</strong> <br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">If you think you are eligible to apply, you should have received a newsletter from the Student Centre with information about the scholarship by now.<br />If not, </span><span style="background-color:initial">(<span></span></span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">check your spam folder​) </span><span style="background-color:initial">please contact:</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="mailto:admissions@chalmers.se">admissions@chalmers.se </a><span style="background-color:initial">​​</span></div></div> ​​Thu, 11 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Ofcourse-2021.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Ofcourse-2021.aspxThis week Of Course will take place<p><b>​Don't miss out of the interesting lunch lectures.​​​</b></p><span lang="EN-US" style="background-color:initial">​<br />The theme of this year's event is 'Milestone'. There will be four lunch lectures Monday to Thursday with Anna Bennich, Tobias Degsell, Mustafa Can and Anders Hansen. On Thursday, there will be a yoga session and a workshop with a lot of interesting people. <br /><br />Look into the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/367026344599895">Facebook event</a> for more information. <br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Anpassade%20till%20meddelanden%20på%20personlig%20startsida/Body%20image%20710x320/Ofcouse%20logo.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8pt;line-height:106%"></p>Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Problems-with-student-accounts.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Problems-with-student-accounts.aspxSome of our new students got their accounts closed<p><b>Some of our new students in spring semester 2021 got their accounts closed as an update to their data in PDB was abruptly interrupted. We are working on a solution. Updates will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/chalmers.itsupport/​ ​​</b></p>Mon, 08 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100