Chalmers strives to provide postgraduate
education of the highest international standard. The work of doctoral students
must be characterised by scientific depth, a broad social perspective and the
ability to communicate research findings to the wider world. As part of its
efforts to develop its postgraduate education provision, in 2012 Chalmers
initiated educational initiatives to enhance young researchers’ generic skills.
These activities are called Generic & Transferable Skills (GTS).
In addition to a good research environment and subject-specific advanced
courses, formal education is offered in communication, pedagogy, leadership,
networking and utilisation. The interdisciplinary working groups and
public-facing activities offer doctoral students opportunities to create new
networks in which they can test, exercise and enhance their collaborative
skills. The aim is to enhance the personal and professional skills that help
researchers profile themselves on the labour market, take on complex societal
challenges and contribute to a sustainable society.
For more information, see the doctoral