Energy on Campus

Five Star Campus

​– testbeds for sustainable solutions

The campuses at Chalmers should both be and be perceived to be open, attractive and sustainable. They should awaken curiosity and stimulate innovation and in easily accessible ways enhance understanding of the sustainability research undertaken at Chalmers.

Five Star Campus is aimed at developing the campus areas at Chalmers so that they attract international attention and are perceived to be attractive, experimental environments that embody and give a visible shape to Chalmers’ vision “For a sustainable future”. Campuses should express the image of Chalmers as an innovative world-class university – spending time on our campuses should be fun! Five Star Campus brings together, visualises and communicates various exciting projects at Chalmers campuses in the field of sustainability.
We are seeking to create several challenge driven test and demonstration projects in collaboration with the academic and industrial sectors and wider society to strengthen the transition to sustainable systems. The campus areas are well suited to such collaborative projects for a number of reasons. On the one hand, they are centrally located and coherent areas with few property owners, which makes them somewhat more controlled environments than ordinary city districts, which normally have a large number of property owners and other stakeholders. On the other hand the people on campus are our main asset: thousands of tech-savvy and community-minded students, researchers and other employees contributing their own innovative ideas and commitment to test and demo projects. Chalmers’ extensive experience of collaborating with the industrial sector and society will also be put to use and developed within the programme. 

Some initiatives in Five Star Campus are highly visible and easily accessible in the physical campus environments, while others require slightly more curiosity to track down. Five Star Campus strives to actively visualise and communicate the test and demonstration projects initiated in the campus areas. Read more about our projects below.

Campus Johanneberg, Campus Lindholmen and Onsala Space Observatory

The Johanneberg and Lindholmen campuses operate under different conditions and the projects on each site focus on somewhat different themes. There are many projects under way at Johanneberg in the field of sustainable energy solutions and test and demo projects in the area of urban development such as FED and HSB Living Lab.

The Lindholmen campus is characterised by a large diversity of stakeholders whose main focus is on the automotive industry and ICT. Here you can find the ElectriCity indoor bus stop and plans are well advanced for more test and demo projects in the mobility sector.

Onsala Space Observatory where parts of Chalmers Department of Space, Earth and Environment are based, is located on the Onsala peninsula approximately 25 kilometres south of Gothenburg. Campus Onsala houses exciting world-class research strongly associated with sustainability.

Published: Thu 21 Dec 2017. Modified: Tue 17 Sep 2019