News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 19 Jan 2021 08:03:48 +0100​The survey Studentbarometern now in your in-box<p><b>​​It's time to answer the survey "Studentbarometern" – a collaboration by the university and the Student Union to look into your study and work environment​.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">I</span><span style="background-color:initial">n &quot;Studentbarometern&quot; you will have the opportunity to express how you feel and how you perceive your study environment. Results from previous years have led to initiatives such as the Students Union's &quot;Stories from Campus&quot; and helped the Vice President's management team, Dean of Education and Heads of Programmes to prioritize appropriately. Your response is of the utmost importance for making Chalmers a better place for everyone. </span><span style="background-color:initial">This year, the survey contains questions about distance education and what it has been like to study during an ongoing pandemic.​</span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>On 19 January, you will receive an email from <a href="">​</a> containing the survey. The survey is open for responses until 12 February. Your response will be handled by the external company Quicksearch, guaranteeing anonymity and confidentiality. The link you receive is personal. Keep an eye out for the email so you don't miss the chance to make your voice heard. The questionnaire is sent to the email address you have registered in Ladok. That means it can come to a private address or to a Chalmers address. Look for it also in the spam inbox.​ The survey takes only 5 to 10 minutes to answer. <br /><br />We look forward to your answer! <br /><br /></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Q &amp; A on the student survey</h3> <div>Chalmers' investigation into the study and work environment of its students, conducted between 19 January and 12 February 2021.<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Why should I take the survey?</strong></div> <div>The survey offers you an opportunity to make a difference. Your opinions are important, and only you can relay your personal perception of your study environment. The outcome of the survey will be analyzed and lead to measures. The more students who respond, the higher the response rate and the more impact the survey will make. Most importantly: with your response, you are contributing to improvements in the study environment of all students.<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Is my response anonymous?</strong></div> <div>Yes. No one at Chalmers will be able to connect responses to individual students. It will not be possible to connect any of your answers to you personally. They will only be analyzed on the relevant group level. Responses are managed by Quicksearch, guaranteeing anonymity and confidentiality.<br /><br /></div> <div><strong>Why are you posing these questions?</strong></div> <div>The survey gives Chalmers a better idea of how students perceive their study environment and what is required to improve it for you and your fellow students. We strive for student well-being and to reduce stress to help you achieve your desired results.<br /><span style="background-color:initial">The survey poses questions about your programme, your studies and your personal situation. These questions are based on current research and legislation in the areas of working environment and discrimination.<br /></span><br /></div> <div><strong>Where and when will the results be presented?</strong></div> <div>The results will be presented during the spring. More information will be made available on the Student Portal, so keep an eye out.</div>Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 application for exchange studies within Erasmus is now open<p><b></b></p><div>You have now the possibility to apply for exchange studies within Erasmus. The application will be open until the 15th of February. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>In the Student portal under “Study in an exchange program” you can find more information about exchange studies. We have also put together a PowerPoint presentation for you with information about application process, information about Chalmers partner universities, deadlines etc. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>More information about exchange studies:</div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/study-in-an-exchange-programme/Pages/default.aspx" title="Link to Study in en exchange program"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Study in an exchange program</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Read the newsletter regarding exchange studies:</div> <div><a href=";ContactId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&amp;IssueId=00f1654d-c55d-41ab-bc01-4f704ec97026&amp;ir=" target="_blank" title="Link to newsletter about exchange studies, opens in new tab "><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Newsletter – Exchange studies</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you have questions about exchange studies, please contact Chalmers International Mobility:</div> <div><a href="" title="link to email address,"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />​</a> (we can schedule a Zoom-meeting with you) </div>Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100​Genie presents the film "Picture a Scientist<p><b>​ Genie is offering a free virtual viewing of the film Picture a Scientist. ​</b></p>The film looks at gender and racial inequity in science faculties through the eyes of three women. When you sign up with your email, you will get a link to view the film during a 48 hour period 10-12 January 2021. The deadline to sign up to view the film is 6 January and registration is required, see link below. <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" title="Link to registration forn, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More information and registation​</a></div>Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100​Improved login in Ladok<p><b>​ From December 16, it will look different when you log in to Ladok. This means that it will be easier for returning students to log in and that it will be easier for new students to find the right login service.</b></p>On the front page when you log in to Ladok, you will now have several different choices. <div><br /></div> <div><ul><li>At the top is the university you last used to log in. </li> <li>Choose university: If you want to log in via another university. </li> <li>eduID: For students with an eduID account. </li> <li> For students with accounts on</li></ul> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/ladok3.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div></div>Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 international students moving from Sweden after this semester<p><b>​For international students who study your last semester at Chalmers. If you leave Sweden in order to live abroad for at least one year, you must notify the Tax Agency at least one week before departure. Should you cancel or postpone your departure, please notify the Tax Agency on the previously stated day of departure at the latest. ​</b></p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">I</span><span style="background-color:initial">f you forget to submit the notification on time, please send it as soon as possible. To notify the Tax Agency that you are moving abroad, </span><a href="" title="Link to form, Swedish Tax Agency, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">download this form</a><span style="background-color:initial">. Please fill in as much information as possible, as it will ease the handling of your notification. </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">You can read more about this at <a href="" title="Link to the Swdish Tax Agency, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">the Swedish Tax Agency website</a>. </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you have any questions about what is applicable to your circumstances, please ask your <a href="/en/contactservice/Contacts_masters_programmes/Pages/default.aspx">programmes contact person​</a>. </div>Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 decision on night-closed student division premises and alcohol ban is extended<p><b>​The increased Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Government do not require any further measures with regard to Chalmers’ current educational situation. However, the spread of infection in wider society remains serious, and the President urges employees and students to take responsibility by minimising the number of physical visits and contacts. The decision to close student division premises overnight, and the ban on alcohol consumption are extended.​​​</b></p><br /><div><span style="background-color:initial">O</span><span style="background-color:initial">n 18 November, Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research, announced during a press conference that currently no further special restrictions on universities and colleges will be enacted, but that the situation is being closely monitored. Therefore, the current hybrid format, which allows for certain essential elements to take place on campus, remains valid.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div>However, the situation in wider society is serious, and as part of reducing the spread of infection, Chalmers President Stefan Bengtsson has decided that the student division premises will remain closed between 2100 and 0700. The ban on alcohol consumption on University premises will also be extended.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><em>”Considering that the spread of infection in society is increasing and that it is mainly the social activities that are singled out as source of infection, we need to do what we can to reduce it. Even though it is a heavy message, I hope that our wise students understand the reason for it”</em>, says Stefan Bengtsson.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>It is still important to avoid work or studies on campus, or other visits, when they are not necessary. By avoiding travel to and from campus, each employee and student takes their share of the responsibility not to contribute to increased movement within society, for example through the use of public transport.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>To reduce the risk of the spread of infection, stricter controls on who may be on campus have been introduced. Among other things, most of the exterior doors have been locked and access cards are required to enter.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“<em>I am aware that this is an extremely difficult time for both students and employees,” says President Stefan Bengtsson. “I can only request that everyone continues to take responsibility by not being on campus unnecessarily, but also thinking about how we act outside of study and working hours. By being careful, reducing our contacts and keeping our distance, we can all contribute to ensuring the situation does not worsen.</em>”</div>Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100 guiding principle regarding students use of Chalmers IT-resources<p><b>​​As part of our ongoing work with information security, we are updating our security guiding principle regarding students use of Chalmers IT-resources. ​​</b></p>It is mandatory to comply and follow the guiding principles to be allowed to use the resources. Links to the new guiding principle​s can be found here (English translation is on the way, and will be published here) <div><a href="">C 2020-0459   Föreskrifter för studenters användande av Chalmers IT-resurser (Svenska)​​</a>     </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Should you have any questions, please contact <a href="">​</a></div> ​Thu, 12 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100​Increased caution on Chalmers campus to reduce the risk of spreading infection<p><b>​Due to the local general advice​ that came from the Public Health Agency regarding the Västra Götaland region on Thursday, Chalmers has been in contact with the infection control practioners in VGR. In summary, the infection control practioners in VGR do not see that Chalmers’ way of conducting education is affected by the new advice. Chalmers will therefore continue with a hybrid model for teaching, with parts of the teaching on campus – where it is particularly important – and all other parts digitally.</b></p> <div>If you have planned internships (VFU) or vessel-based education (FFU), it will continue as planned. However, we urge you as a student not to stay on campus longer than necessary during the coming three-week period. That is, come to campus for your scheduled teaching elements and conduct other studies from home. And remember that the most important thing is still to keep a distance from others and wash your hands often. Stay home if you have symptoms, even mild ones. Thank you for your patience! </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Questions and more information </h2> <div><ul><li>​Your examiner can answer questions about your course. </li> <li>At <a href="" title="Link to, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"></a> you will find comprehensive information and instructions about the situation with covid-19. The page is continuously updated. During next week (week 46), we expect to be able to inform you here about how education will be carried out at Chalmers in spring 2021. </li> <li>As a student, you can also always contact the person responsible for your programme or master's programme.</li></ul></div>Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100 introduces new course selection system for the spring semester 2021<p><b>​Ahead of the spring course selection, which opens on November 10 (late afternoon), Chalmers has chosen to introduce a new course selection system. The course selection will in future be made via ( ​​</b></p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Why is Chalmers making this change? </h2> <div>Chalmers chooses to change the system for course selection to replace outgoing software, which it should facilitate course selection for students and employees by conducting course selection in familiar national software. This is also in line with the latest legal requirements for accessibility adaptation. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The main idea from the beginning was to replace an outdated system with a newer one. But in that the new system has a different functionality, so other changes have also taken place. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Rickard Johansson who is the project manager in the group that is preparing the transition to the new the system develops: </div> <div><br /></div> <div>- Among other things, we have together with Chalmes Student Union agreed that the student will be given a greater personal responsibility so that he or she ensures that the prior knowledge requirements of the course are met, that the course may be included in its degree and that the course does not overlap with another course that the student has in his future degree. The Student Union is positive about the improved and more developed interface available at </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">What tips do you want to give students who should select courses?</h2> <div>- Look at the programme plan for the programme you are admitted to. There you will see which courses are compulsory electives, but also courses that are elective that the programme management considers suitable with the programme. Students also receive information from the respective programme management on how the course selection is carried out. Then specific information is also given about what applies to each programme but also tips on courses that are good to read. Remember that you should not select your compulsory courses via, compulsory courses will appear in your study plan in LADOK just as usual.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Is there anything else that you as a student should think about? </h2> <div>- Read the information on the Student Portal to find out more about how to make the course selection. It is important to familiarize yourself with how to prioritize the courses on<span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">especially if you are applying for courses for both LP3 and LP4. Last but not least, it is very important that you provide an answer after your first Notification of Selection Results. You need to provide an answer in order to receive the courses you have been offered in the second Nofication of Selection Results. Also, do not forget to answer no to the courses that you are no longer interested in so as not to take place for other students. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/CourseSelection/Pages/Course-selection-next-semester.aspx" title="Link to information about course selection" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the course selection in the spring semester 2021</a> </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/CourseSelection/Pages/FAQ---Course-selection.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to FAQ about course selection"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the course selection​</a></span></div> <span></span><div></div>Mon, 02 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100 printing service launches on November 3<p><b>​On November 3, we will replace our print server. In connection with the change of the server, we have standardized the printer service and thus get a cheaper, more environmentally friendly and more secure printer management.</b></p>​<div>In connection with the change, the opportunity to buy quotas will be down from Friday afternoon Oct 30 until Nov 2. You can still print as usual until Monday Nov 2. If you print from StuDAT (Student Computer Labs), it works the same way as today. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>To be able to continue printing on Tuesday from your private computer, you need to add the printers again, guides on how to do this can be found here: </div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" title="Link to IT-support, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />StuDAT Windows</a> </div> <div><a href="" title="Link to IT-support, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />StuDAT Linux</a> </div> <div><a href="" title="Link to IT-support, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Non-StuDAT Windows</a> </div> <div><a href="" title="Link to IT-support, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Non-StuDAT Linux</a> </div> <div><a href="" title="Link to IT-support, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Students mac</a> </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The PQ (printquota) you have today will be transferred to the new system. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The new printer system has functions that keep track of the printers' environmental impact, something we will review in connection with the introduction. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you already want to contribute to a sustainable future, use the &quot;Find-me-print&quot; service. Then you need to &quot;drop&quot; the job on the printer you want via, for example, a telephone. If you do not print in 2 hours, the job will be discarded. Thanks to the &quot;Find-me-print&quot; service, we have already saved over 18,000 prints, a saving of 11,000 A4 pages and 143 kg of CO2!</div>Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0100 division premises will close overnight to limit the spread of infection<p><b>Chalmers President has decided to temporarily ban the consumption of alcohol on the University's premises and to close the student division premises at night, between 2100 and 0700, as an extra precautionary measure during the Covid-19 pandemic.</b></p><div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">I</span><span style="background-color:initial">n recent weeks, cases have been increasing throughout Sweden, including in the Gothenburg region. The number of patients requiring hospitalisation and staying in intensive care units is increasing. </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div>Chalmers is taking the situation very seriously. A large outbreak on campus would risk placing a significant burden on the healthcare system and risk Chalmers’ ability to maintain teaching and operations in a broader sense. Therefore, the President has decided on temporary restrictions to how Chalmers students can make use of their division premises. The students were notified in an email on Wednesday 28 October and the decision applies from 28 October to 30 November 2020.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>- Limiting the opening hours of the division premises is an extremely sad decision to make. I understand that many will be disappointed, but in the current situation, caution must be what guides our decisions, says Stefan Bengtsson, Chalmers President and CEO.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>- Being able to meet your fellow students for studying, support and social activities is extremely important both for studies and for the student community. During the ongoing pandemic, however, we must all adapt to new ways of socialising in order to limit the spread of infection. In dialogue with the Student Union, we will work to find the best way forward in this very special situation. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The student division premises will be open as usual during the daytime. A new assessment of the situation will be made in mid-November.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Christian Borg</div> <div>​<br /></div>Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0100​Extended time for registration for exams in study period 1<p><b>​The number of students who have not registered for the exams for study period 1 academic year 2020-2021 within the prescribed time is considerably greater than usual.</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>The time for registering for exams will therefore be extended to October 18. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>The registration must be done no later than Sunday, October 18th. It is not possible to submit a late registration after that. </strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>Students register themselves in the regular way through Ladok. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Students who cannot register themselves through the system must submit a registration by email to <a href="">​</a> no later than October 18th. </strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please note: Chalmers always applies for compulsory examination registration. This extended registration period is an exception that only applies to study period 1, Autumn 20. Times for registration may be found in the Student portal. </div> <div>It's still not possible to improve your grade or to take a double examination. See <a href="/en/chalmersstudies/Examinations/Pages/examination%20during%20the%20covid-19%20pandemic.aspx" title="Link to the student portal">Examination during the Covid-19 pandemic</a> for current information and rules for exams during the autumn.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Problems with Ladok sign-in?</h3> <div>Some students have reported that they have problems logging in to Ladok. Follow <a href="/en/News/Pages/ladok-login.aspx">this simple guide</a> to get around the problem. </div> <div></div>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 with Ladok sign-in? This is how to solve the problem!<p><b>​In recent days, several students have told us that they have had difficulty logging in to Ladok. In this guide, we will tell you how to get around this problem easily. ​​</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>We now have a new authentication system for logging in to Ladok. Y<span style="background-color:initial">ou now get both the </span><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;Chalmers&quot; and &quot;Chalmers University of Technology&quot; options when logging in. </span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span>Select the Chalmers option </span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The correct option to choose when logging in to Ladok is &quot;Chalmers&quot;.</span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/ladok1.jpg" alt="Ladok log-in" /><br />If you only see Chalmers University of Technology? </span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">If you happen to select &quot;Chalmers University of Technology&quot; as the default option, click on &quot;Add another institution&quot;, search for &quot;Chalmers&quot; and select this. Now you have two options when logging in. If you want, you can delete Chalmers University of Technology by click on &quot;edit&quot; and the small cross that appears.<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/ladok4.jpg" alt="Ladok log-in" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /></span></div>Thu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 for Act Sustainable are open<p><b>From now onwards, the registrations for Act Sustainable are open. Don´t forget that each event requires its own registration, but you can register for as many events as you want.</b></p>​For those of you who are students or employees at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg, you will participate in the events via Zoom. It gives you the opportunity for active participation, for example by asking questions to lecturers or otherwise reacting to the content. However, there are limited places in Zoom and first come, first served! <div><br /></div> <div>For other participants we offer live streams on YouTube. Selected program items will be streamed on the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development's YouTube channel. Anyone can watch, but the opportunity to participate actively is limited. Please note that this also requires registration. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Links to the events you registered for will be sent to your registration email some days before the event. If you have questions, visit for more information or email Karin Bylund, project manager for Act Sustainable, at </div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you want to be absolutely sure not to miss anything, follow the Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub on Facebook and Instagram. Before and during the week, we'll fill #ActSustainable2020 with information, inspiration and a peek behind the scenes. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Visit: <a href="" title="Link to Act Sustainable"></a> </div> <div>Contact: <a href="" title="Link to email address"> </a></div> <div>YouTube: <a href="" title="Link to Youtube">Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development </a></div> <div>Facebook: <a href="" title="Link to Facebook">GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub</a> </div> <div>Instagram: <a href="" title="Link to Instagram">StudentSustainabilityGBG ​</a></div> <div>BY: HUGO GUSTAFSSON (University of Gothenburg)</div>Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200​Important information about saving files on student computers<p><b>​Chalmers' IT department wants to remind all students of the routines that apply when using the student computers (StuDAT) in the computer rooms on campus.​</b></p><div><br /></div> When you use Chalmers student computers, it is important that you always save your files in your home directory Z: At the moment it is possible to be logged in to several computers at the same time and in these cases it is only the first login that saves your files if you for example puts them on the desktop. On other computers, everything that is not saved on Z: at logout is deleted. <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How do I know if I am logged in to multiple computers at the same time? </h2> <div>If you are logged in to several computers at the same time, it will be clearly visible in the background. Look for a large red text in the right corner that warns you that you are logged in to several computers at the same time. On computer #2 you will clearly see a big pop-up window with this information. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Do you want to be completely sure that your data is always saved? Save all on Z: </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Tip: Always log out when you are done with the computer, then you minimize the risk of losing important information!</div>Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200