Chalmers tekniska högskola AB is a Foundation University that runs Chalmers University of Technology’s academic education, research and utilisation activity. The thirteen departments and shared Operations Support function together constitute Chalmers’ line organisation. Complementing the departments are other organisational elements – Areas of Advance and educational areas – whose purpose is to bring together expertise and integrate research, education and utilisation on an interdepartmental basis.

The President and Vice Presidents

The Presidents and Vice Presidents represent Chalmers in its dealings with Swedish government offices and other external organisations. Their work focuses on overall strategy to move the university forward, plus coordinating and monitoring operations.

The President’s Office

Staff in the President’s Office work closely with the President and his team providing support and coordination. Management coordinators coordinate and manage the President’s and Vice Presidents’ duties, and advisers manage processes for developing and monitoring operations.

Departments and research groups

Chalmers’ 13 departments are the primary source of scientific and technical expertise for the whole organisation, structured around research groups and research divisions. Heads of Department are responsible for the overall operation of their department and are assisted by Deputy and Assistant Heads of Department leading on education, research and utilisation and a Head of Administration. Chalmers’ library is organised by department to assist communication and scientific learning.

Each department has a departmental advisory team consisting of both internal and external members and an external chair to be consulted on issues of strategic importance.

Chalmers Operations Support

Is to ensure, in the long term, effective and well-functioning, high-quality support guided by the needs, and demands in education, research, utilisation and management as well as demands of the authorities.

Head of the Operations support is University Director Hanna Ståhl, reporting directly to president/CEO and forming the management group for Chalmers’s operations support together with the heads of divisions.

Anna Lindholm
University Director at Chalmers Operations Support
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Chalmers develops and progresses its overall educational, research and utilisation remits through interdisciplinary activity within its Areas of Advance and areas of education.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is an advisory body for the President and consists of elected representatives from the faculty of all Chalmers’ departments. Its role includes reviewing academic quality and ensuring that there is a good academic environment.

The Faculty Senate has 26 members, including the Chair and Vice Chair. They are joined at their meetings by representatives from the Student Union, the doctoral student section and the library, and the President and First Vice President. The role of the President and First Vice President in meetings is to provide current information about Chalmers as a whole, to answer and address members’ questions and to listen to and engage in agenda items and discussions.

In particular, the Faculty Senate will:

  • ensure there is a good academic environment at Chalmers
  • monitor and critically review operational quality from an academic perspective
  • draw attention to the ethical aspects of all Chalmers’ work, including gender equality and diversity
  • consider the relationship between research, doctoral programmes and undergraduate and Master’s level education
  • help Chalmers to fulfil its role within the international science community, in accordance with the 1988 Bologna declaration
  • ensure that Chalmers’ lecturers and students are guaranteed the traditional academic freedoms of thought, expression and action (see Academic freedoms and rights at Chalmers 1995) (In Swedish only). ​​

Current term of office: 1 July 2020-30 June 2023.

Chair person

Susanne Aalto

Full Professor at Astronomy and Plasma Physics

Vice chair person

Karin Lundgren

Head of Division at Structural Engineering

Operations support/coordinator

Erika Hansson

Coordinator at Management and Development Support

Other members

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Julia Fredriksson

Masterprogramansvarig at Architecture and Built Environment

Biology and Biological Engineering

Carl Johan Franzén

Head of Division at Industrial Biotechnology

Verena Siewers

Assistant Head of Department at Life Sciences

Computer Science and Engineering

Magnus Almgren

Programansvarig at Electric, Computer, IT and Industrial Engineering

Ana Bove

Associate Professor at Logic and Types

Electrical Engineering

Thomas Rylander

Head of Unit at Signal Processing

Thomas Hammarström

Associate Professor at Power grids and Components


Andreas Isacsson

Professor at Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

Eva Olsson

Head of Division at Nano and Biophysics

Industrial and Materials Science

Cecilia Berlin

Associate Professor at Design & Human Factors

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Maths Karlsson

Associate Professor at Environmental Inorganic Chemistry 2

Marcus Wilhelmsson

Head of Division at Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mathematical Sciences

Julie Rowlett

Programansvarig at Physics, Chemistry and Biological Engineering along with Mathematics and Engineering Preparatory Year

Elizabeth Wulcan

Full Professor at Algebra and Geometry

Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Johan Hartler

Lecturer at Nautical Studies

Håkan Johansson

Professor at Dynamics

Microtechnology and Nanoscience

Zoran Konkoli

Programansvarig at Electric, Computer, IT and Industrial Engineering

Witlef Wieczorek

Head of Division at Quantum Technology

Space, Earth and Environment

Teresa Berdugo Vilches

Head of Unit at Energy Technology 1

Technology Management and Economics

Henrik Berglund

Programansvarig at Electric, Computer, IT and Industrial Engineering

Karl Palmås

Associate Professor at Science, Technology and Society

Communication and Learning in Science

Fia Christina Börjeson

Deputy Head Of Department at Communication and Learning in Science

Anders Johansson

Senior Lecturer at Engineering Education Research


Fredrik Börjesson Sandén

Doctoral Student at Nuclear Chemistry

Stina Johansson

Bibliometriker at Information Resources and Scientific Publishing