Comprises research, education and collaboration
Chalmers’ initiative is a process that comprises all of Chalmers’ activities – research, education and collaboration – and which aims to enhance growth in Chalmers’ areas of strength.
Chalmers’ initiative works according to a methodology where opportunities are identified by observing all of Chalmers’ activities from different perspectives. Growth in the areas of strength is stimulated by creating incentives on all levels, from the individual to the entire university, in order to:
- strengthen activities by inspiring, seizing and supporting new opportunities within research, education and collaboration
- increase the ability to respond to complex needs and specific challenges in the surrounding world
- combine various existing disciplines and develop new fields of knowledge
- develop structures for increased dialogue and moulding both within Chalmers as with the general public, especially young people, as well as private and public players.
A centre for technological problem-based learning for sustainable development shall support Chalmers’ development. Chalmers shall get involved in Sweden's teacher training programme with the aim of providing teachers at vocational upper secondary schools a broader base within mathematics, natural sciences and technology and consequently increase young people’s interest in the vocational education Chalmers offers. New student groups shall be attracted through bilingualism in Swedish and English as well as increased collaboration with social sciences and humanities.
Chalmers shall develop 5-10 areas of strength with the most relevance for growth and competitiveness. The areas of strength are established by dynamic Centres of Excellence in collaboration with intra-scientific environments. Master’s programmes are coordinated in industry-orientated Academies. Graduate schools open up for interaction between the various parts of an area of strength. Students participate in meeting places between research and industry. Innovation nodes are shaped for specific needs within various areas of strength.
Chalmers shall develop its ability to attract grants, work to ensure that faculty funds or other available funds increase as a proportion of the total research funding, that other research funding has better margins, that internal synergy effects are exploited in order to limit costs as well as support long term knowledge development projects.