Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology or Chalmers tekniska högskola (CTH), often Chalmers, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden, that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. The University has very strong Environmental Science, Nanotechnology, IT, Bioengineering, Industrial Design, Management and Architecture departments.

"Chalmers is a university of technology in which research and teaching are conducted on a broad front within technology, natural science and architecture. Our inspiration lies in the joy of discovery and the desire to learn. Underlying everything we do is a wish to contribute to sustainable development both in Sweden and world-wide."


The University was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company, whose ships sailed across the world to supply Europe with goods from the East.

He donated some of his fortune for the establishment of an “industrial school”. Chalmers was run as a private institution until 1937, when the institute became a state owned university. In 1994, the school once again became a private institution, owned by a foundation. Chalmers is the only university in Sweden named after a person.


Chalmers offers many different Master's Programmes. All programmes are 2 years of study and are all taught in English and Chalmers welcomes both foreign and Swedish students. In our Master’s programmes you will have the opportunity to work with teachers from all over the world and members of our internationally recognised research groups will act as supervisors and lecturers.

In addition Chalmers has research programmes that can be conducted in English leading to a Licentiate and a PhD degree.

Chalmers has student exchange programmes with the Nordic countries, within the European Union and World Wide.

National degree programmes are given in Swedish and lead to the degrees "Högskoleingenjör" (Bachelor of Science in Engineering), "Civilingenjör" (Master of Science in Engineering), "Arkitekt" (Master of Architecture) as well as maritime programmes.

Chalmers offers continuing professional development programmes for practicing engineers.

On January 1, 2005, the old schools were replaced by new departments:

Applied Mechanics
Applied Physics
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Energy and Environment
Fundamental Physics
Materials and Manufacturing Technology
Mathematical Sciences
Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Product and Production Development
Radio and Space Science
Shipping and Marine Technology
Signals and Systems
Technology Management and Economics

In addition to these, Chalmers is home to six national competence centres in key fields like Mathematical Modelling, Environmental Science and Vehicle Safety (SAFER).

Chalmers University of Technology ranked 197th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

Chalmers University of Technology ranked 162nd in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

Chalmers University of Technology ranked 198th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

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