Chalmers tekniska hoegskola (Chalmers University of Technology) was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers. Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy technology. Chalmers’ annual turnover (2014) is €380M, out of which 71 % is related to research. Around 66 % of the research, funding is acquired in competition from external sources. Some 13 400 people, including 3,100 employees (2928 FTEs), work and study in Chalmers’ 17 departments. About 1,140 students are involved in doctoral programs leading to 350 PhD and Licentiate of Technology degrees each year.
As a university of technology and science, our mission is to produce and spread knowledge, expertise and solutions that benefit everyone: both individuals and society. Education that prepares our students for the future, research at a high international level and close, open and meticulously crafted partnerships with industry and commerce and the public sectors make this possible. As a university and a partner whose appeal is recognised, we can work with others to make a real difference for a sustainable future.
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