After many years of focused efforts to build scientific excellence and reshaping Chalmers organisation within the energy area, this field is today truly one of Chalmers foremost strengths.
Chalmers was one of the first universities to adhere to the new Bologna model for education at the MSc level. Within the Energy Area of Advance we help to provide an interface between research and MSc level education at Chalmers and the energy sector, represented by energy companies, energy-intensive process industries, equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, consulting organisations and public agencies and authorities.
The education at Chalmers provides a forum for mutually beneficial exchange of information, knowledge, ideas and visions. The Energy Area of Advance provide a network of key contacts within our main partner companies in the energy sector and many MSc-projects are offered in collaboration with industry and other stakeholders.
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Work-integrated learning opportunities
A clear goal is to foster work-integrated learning opportunities for students (projects, internships and MSc thesis topics connected to industry). Another goal is to increasingly involve practitioners in teaching (e.g. guest teachers, field trips, reality based projects/assignments). A final aim is to establish a formal dialogue between teachers and industry regarding the content of Chalmers MSc programmes, so as to increase the quality and flexibility of the programmes, and keep them in line with the continuously developing needs of industry.
All MSc programmes at Chalmers are based on research performed at the departments. Thus, to make sure the quality of the MSc programmes remains at today´s high standard, research resources are of outmost importance. Also in this area extended collaboration between the energy sector and Chalmers is crucial. Hence, another objective of the Energy Area of Advance is to facilitate new research projects in order to solve issues and problems crucial to the energy sector.
Students taking up the energy challenges
The grand challenges of supply of energy in the future and possible smart energy solutions engage students deeply as well as the challenge of climate change. We encourage the students to get involve in societal questions as well as to make their knowledge useful in different aspects. We have enabelled student participation in the ECO-Marathon
, Formula student
, Solar Decathlon
, and Students for Sustainability