UN global goal 4: Quality education

4. Quality education

The University makes one of its most important contributions to a sustainable future through its education, at both undergraduate and advanced levels. All students take 7.5 higher education credits that are specifically related to the environment and sustainable development, but a sustainability perspective is also woven into the rest of the education. The Master’s programmes in engineering include 7.5 credits on the subject of Humans, Technology and Society. At Master’s level Chalmers also offers programmes with a special focus on sustainable development: 
  • Design for sustainable development
  • Industrial ecology
  • Infrastructure and environmental engineering
  • Innovative and sustainable chemical engineering 
  • Sustainable energy systems

The TRACKS education initiative at Chalmers aims to create individual and flexible study opportunities by introducing Tracks courses to Chalmers students. These courses are optional and address specific challenges. They fall “between” the programmes, allowing students to meet students from other programmes and prepare to solve the complex problems of the future.

Chalmers is also home to Challenge Lab, where Master’s students take on global challenges together with industry, government agencies and academia.

Chalmers carries out organised exchanges with other countries within several educational programmes, and also offers several scholarships. Read more about scholarships at Chalmers

Chalmers also offers education in other formats, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). A MOOC is a free web-based course that is accessible worldwide, provided that you have a computer with an internet connection. Participants can access video lectures and discussions, do assignments and sit exams at their own pace. Chalmers’ digital campus: ChalmersX.

Today’s rapid development of technology is a challenge to society’s need for skills. The skills of employees are a key competitive factor, and we talk increasingly about lifelong learning. Chalmers offers education for working professionals through Chalmers Professional Education

You can find additional projects by searching the Chalmers research database research.chalmers.se/en.

Published: Thu 02 Jan 2020.