Chalmers University of Technology

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Template:Infobox Swedish UniversityChalmers University of Technology or Chalmers tekniska högskola (CTH), often Chalmers, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company, and being 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. As with all universities in Sweden, the tuition is paid for by the government and thus free for the students.


The organization is divided into schools, corresponding to faculties.

  • Architecture
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Technology Management and Economics

There is also a University College affilliated with the university.


Approximately 40 per cent of Sweden's graduate engineers and architects were educated at Chalmers. Each year around 250 post graduate degrees are awarded as well as 850 graduate degrees. About 1 000 post-graduate students attend programmes at the university and around 5 500 students are taking Master of Science engineering programmes and the Master of Architecture programme.

Master's degrees

  • Architecture
  • Automation and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Bio Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Information Engineering (Software Engineering)
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

Around 2 700 are also attending Bachelor of Science engineering programmes, merchant marine and other undergraduate courses at the Chalmers Lindholmen University College.



In 1937 the school was moved out of the city center to the new Gibraltar Campus, named after the mansion which owned the grounds, where it now is located. The Lindholmen College Campus was created in the early 1990s and is located on the island of Hisingen.

Societies and traditions


Rectors (Presidents)

Although the official Swedish title for the head is "rektor", the university now uses "President" as the English translation.

1829-1852 Carl Palmstedt
1852-1881 Eduard von Schoultz
1881-1913 August Wijkander
1913-1933 Hugo Grauers
1934-1943 Sven Hultin
1943-1958 Gustav Hössjer
1958-1966 Lennart Rönnmark
1966-1974 Nils Gralén
1974-1989 Sven Olving
1989-1998 Anders Sjöberg
1998- Jan-Eric Sundgren

See also

External links

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