Students mingle at reception

Fair for interdisciplinary master thesis projects

Chalmers, the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital will this October arrange their first joint thesis projects fair. The aim is to stimulate new collaborations and visions across boundaries. Last day for researchers to register projects is September 30.
On October 14, the first joint thesis project fair in the area of health is held. Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg – Sahlgrenska Academy, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Education – will together outline a fair that will then reoccur twice every year. The fair is mainly targeted at master’s students, but students at both bachelor and master level at Sahlgrenska Academy are eligible. 

The aim of the fair is to offer students at Chalmers and the mentioned parts of GU an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects while writing their final thesis in the area of health and healthcare. For researchers, this is an opportunity to reach a wider audience of students to advertise project ideas. For students, the fair offers a unique possibility to work side-by-side with students with different competences, in projects that will be co-supervised by PI:s with both clinical and engineering background.

”We also want to create new interdisciplinary contacts, and strengthen the regional network of researchers addressing challenges related to health, by presenting new research ideas and existing research challenges at a joint event”, says Ann-Sofie Cans, Director of Chalmers Health Engineering, and adds that researchers from all organisations are expected to participate.

Starting with a digital fair

The fair this autumn will be digital, but the plan is to arrange a face-to-face event, with opportunity to mingle, as soon as circumstances allow. The event will then be developed and held each autumn at Chalmers, and at Campus Medicinareberget every spring.
”This year, we focus on internal and cross-organisational projects in the area of health. Long-term, we plan to also expand the fair together with Sahlgrenska Science Park, to also include companies”, says Ann-Sofie Cans.

More information about the event will be posted on the event page here shortly. You may also register right away, and will then receive upcoming information through email. Please observe you need to use the right link below to receive the information you need, as well as the link to the event.

Researchers register here. Last day to register as a researcher is September 30.
Students register here. Please note that at Chalmers only final thesis projects (examensarbeten) are considered. Students may register up to October 14, but note that you need to register in order to get a link to the fair.

Text: Mia Malmstedt
Photos: Johan Bodell

Published: Wed 16 Sep 2020.