Jörgen Blennow
Jörgen Blennow, Dean of education for the educational area electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, software engineering, and, industrial engineering and management. Photo: Oscar Mattsson

Increasing our IT programmes and attracting more women to IT education

​To meet the high demand for IT skills, Chalmers will increase the number of seats to the computer/software engineering programmes in the autumn of 2018. At the same time, Chalmers introduce new activities to promote more female applicants to the IT programmes.

Also in June, decisions will be taken to launch two new master programs with the preliminary names Data Science and High Performance Computer Systems.

Jörgen Blennow is Dean of education for the educational area EDIT-I (electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, software engineering, and, industrial engineering and management). He is highly involved in introducing new activities for targeted recruitment of women to Chalmers IT programmes.

“Different perspectives are important in the development of IT. The digitalisation will permeate throughout society in the future, that's something that concerns all of us. Ultimately, I see this as a questions of democracy. Tools to be used by everyone in society should also be developed by all", says Jörgen Blennow.

He was recently interviewed by Computer Sweden, where he pointed out that not only students from the IT programmes are demanded by companies.

"Those who start with, for example, technical mathematics can choose to do their master in data / IT, and the same for students who come from physics. So we are not only focusing on the IT programmes, there are  other students that are well prepared to contribute to digitalisation", he told Computer Sweden.

Read the article in Computer Sweden (in Swedish) >>
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Published: Mon 07 May 2018. Modified: Mon 07 May 2018