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Chalmers at a Glance

Chalmers University of Technology conducts internationally acclaimed education and research within engineering sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, architecture, design and shipping. In turn, this is consolidated by our professional innovation process in partnership with the world around us.

Chalmers has approximately 11,000 students and 3,000 staff. Advancing science and technology to help improve the world has characterized Chalmers since its foundation in 1829 in accordance with the motto of our founder, William Chalmers: Avancez!

William Chalmers a.k.a Philip Wramsby

Visit us at: www.chalmers.se

Chalmers is a private higher education institution in Sweden. Our autonomy and responsibility oblige us to shape new methods with which we will advance our work and its impact on the world.

Founded in 1829, Chalmers has always had innovation and progress in knowledge, problem-solving and discovery at its heart. Our founding father, William Chalmers (1748 – 1811) served as director of the successful Swedish East India Trade Company during the latter part of the 18th century and made his fortune through trade with China and the Far East. He realized early on the value of going beyond traditional boundaries to reach success. We want to continue on that path and his motto – Avancez (forward) – is still our beacon, 200 years later.

An international institution, Chalmers is renowned for its outstanding education, research and innovation in the fields of engineering, science, and technology. A reputation that has resulted in Chalmers being named as coordinator of the Graphene Flagship – the biggest-ever EU research initiative. In an annual survey, Chalmers has been found to have the strongest brand name nationally among all Swedish universities for six consecutive years. Chalmers has produced some of Sweden’s most brilliant entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers and engineers. Alumni include Nobel Prize Laureate, Gustaf Dalén, and founder of Spotify, Martin Lorentzon.

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