Strong research for a sustainable future

The vision of a sustainable future is the driving force for Chalmers University of Technology. As we brought together cross-border research, education and innovation, certain areas took shape, where we take a special responsibility.

With the basic sciences as a basis, we use our Areas of Advance to address the major challenges facing the world. In some areas we are already at the forefront of research, in others we are well on our way. By coordinating our resources and competencies, we become stronger, can take on larger tasks than before and reach further.

Chalmers Areas of Advance are about interaction between people; between researchers inside and outside Chalmers, between researchers and students at Chalmers, between Chalmers and the outside world. We create meetings where ideas are born and people take the initiative. This is how we work with the transition to a sustainable society.

Area of Advance Energy develops new solutions for conversion to sustainable energy systems. Industry, authorities and academia gather here to create consensus on long-term challenges and to jointly find solutions for the future.

Area of Advance Health engineering addresses the major health-related societal challenges through the development of new technology and innovative solutions in close collaboration with healthcare and business.

Area of Advance Information and communication technology contribute to a smarter and safer society. Chalmers conducts research in AI, communication technology, complex systems and computer science, in close collaboration with industry and society.
Information and communication technology

Area of Advance Materials science develops new materials for tomorrow's sustainable technologies, materials that can be part of solutions to global challenges in energy, health, construction and transport.
Materials science

Area of Advance Production focuses on connected and sustainable production. The research produces knowledge and new tools in industrial simulation, automation and the good working environments of the future in close collaboration with industry.

Area of Advance Transport develops new knowledge to meet transport-related challenges in accordance with the UN's global goals for sustainable development. Current themes are autonomous transport, electromobility and the transition to future transport systems.

Chalmers' Graphene center brings together research, education and innovation around graphene, and aims to conduct leading research in atomically thin 2D material and related heterostructures. The center is the natural entrance to the EU Graphene Flagship.

Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology researches the control and manipulation of individual quantum systems, such as individual atoms and photons. Four sub-areas are affected: quantum communication, quantum sensors, quantum computers and quantum simulators.

Excellence Initiative Nano coordinates research on the unique chemical and physical phenomena that occur at very small dimensions, and promotes the development of technologies that utilize these phenomena, for example in electronics, biotechnology and energy technology.

Through our Areas of Advance, we gather cutting-edge expertise across our departments in order to, together with other actors in society, tackle global and complex societal challenges.​

Chalmers Areas of Advance


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