“We are now creating departments that are more financially robust and more equal in size, thereby creating greater opportunities for developing different subject areas and departments better equipped to face future challenges. Through equal conditions and common working methods, we will be able to use Chalme
rs' resources more efficiently. The goal is to lay a sustainable, stable foundation that enables Chalmers to be a national and international leader in our scientific areas,” states President Stefan Bengtsson.
Students not affected
From a short-term perspective, students will not be affected by the change in organisation since Chalmers' educational programmes are managed in a separate and joint purchasing organisation that is separate from the departments. This will be handled the same way after 1 May 2017. Over time, it will create conditions for further improving both educational and research quality since having a smaller number of large departments creates better efficiency in management and support functions, thereby freeing up resources.
“The number of teachers and researchers will remain the same, and the content of the educational programmes will not be affected. What will change, however, is where the individual employees are based. The change is about making the best possible use of the time and resources we have at our disposal,” says Stefan Bengtsson.
Web may be affected temporarily
During a transitional period, there may be some practical problems with, for example, staff searches and other information on the web. Please bear with us while we resolve these issues. If you have problems finding what you need, please contact the Chalmers switchboard at 031-772 10 00.
Chalmers is made up of the following departments:
Architecture and Civil Engineering / Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department: Mats Viberg
Comment: Architecture plus Built Environment.
Biology and Biological Engineering / Biologi och bioteknik
Head of department Stefan Hohmann
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering / Kemi och kemiteknik
Head of department: Leif Åhman
Communication and Learning in Science (preliminary name) / Vetenskapens kommunikation och lärande
Abbreviation: CLS (preliminary)
Comment: New department consisting of Chalmers library and the divisions Engineering Education research and fackspråk from Applied IT.
New assignment is under developing.
Computer Science and Engineering / Data- och informationsteknik
Head of department: Johan Karlsson
Comment: CSE plus the division of Interaction Design from Applied IT.
Electrical Engineering / Elektroteknik
Head of department: Anders Karlström
Comment: Signals and Systems plus the divisions of Electric Power Engineering from Energy and Environment and High voltage engineering from Materials and Manufacturing Technology.
Industrial and Materials Science / Industri- och materialvetenskap
Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department: Rikard Söderberg
Comment: Materials and Manufacturing Technology (except from divison of High Voltage Engineering) plus Product and Production Development plus the division of Material and Computational Mechanics from Applied Mechanics.
Mathematical Sciences / Matematiska vetenskaper
Head of department: Bernt Wennberg
Mechanics and Maritime Sciences / Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper
Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department: Angela Hillemyr
Comment: Applied Mechanics (except for the division of Material and Computational Mechanics plus Shipping and Marine Technology.
Microtechnology and nanoscience / Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap
Head of department: Mikael Fogelström
Physics / Fysik
Head of department: Thomas Nilsson
Space, Earth and Environment / Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap
Head of department: Recruitment under way. Acting head of department: Måns Henningson
Comment: Earth and Space Sciences plus the divisions of Physical Resource Theory
and Energy Technology from Energy and Environment.
Technology Management and Economics / Teknikens ekonomi och organisation
Head of department: Maria Elmquist
Comment: TME plus the division of Environmental Systems Analysis from Energy and Environment.