International staff support

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Welcome to Chalmers

Welcome to Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, situated on the beautiful West Coast of Sweden! We trust that during your stay with us you will be able to experience the dynamic, knowledge-driven environment where innovative ideas come to life, contributing to a better world. In addition to the exciting job opportunity, you have the incredible chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of Scandinavian nature, embrace the laid-back lifestyle, and connect with exciting people.

This page offers essential information to assist you in planning your relocation to Sweden.

Our campus is a green one. There are plenty of places to sit outside.

Chalmers takes pride in its collaboration with the City of Gothenburg, the University of Gothenburg, and other prominent companies in the region. Together, we have established a safe, meaningful, and inspiring meeting place for international employees and their families in Gothenburg. Additionally, we are a proud member of the EU network EURAXESS, dedicated to career development of researchers and promoting transnational cooperation and common standards for researchers and institutions in Europe. For more information, explore the resources available through Sweden Information & Assistance

Various support to international staff

Chalmers offers support to international doctoral students, researchers, and other staff in areas such as housing, migration support, relocation, social events and activities through our International Staff Mobility Office (ISMO). You are welcome to contact the team if you have inquiries regarding your relocation to Sweden.

International staff mobility office, ISMO
HR department, Chalmers operations support

Understanding Swedish Academia

The structure of higher education and research in Sweden may differ from that in your home country. A Beginner´s Guide to Swedish Academia provides an overview of the fundamental principles, governmental structure and organization of the Swedish academic landscape. Additionally, it offers practical recommendations for those relocating to Sweden.

Download A Beinner´s Guide to Swedish Academia


Preboarding webinars to international staff before arrival to Sweden

We host preboarding webinars several times a year to offer support in planning your relocation to Sweden. These sessions cover essential information on living and working in Sweden. The event is suitable for newly recruited international employees and their accompanying families before arriving in Sweden. There will also be time for addressing any questions you may have.

Meeting Registration Preboarding webinar


22 February, 2024 15:00-16:00

21 March, 2024 15:00-16:00

25 April, 2024 15:00-16:00

30 May, 2024 15:00-16:00

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Before you arrive in Sweden

There are several things you need to arrange before you travel to Sweden to start your employment at Chalmers.

Chalmers campus Johanneberg consists of departments, different facilities and labs for research and education, lecture halls, student accommodation, and restaurants and cafes.

When you arrive in Sweden

The following information is essential for you upon arrival in Sweden:

Move to Gothenburg

Useful information for those planning to move here and for those who are already here and wanting to establish themselves in the region.

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