Chalmers educates engineers (both B.Sc. and M.Sc.), architects, Bachelors of Science, Ph.D., licentiate degree recipients and ship’s officers. The university has an annual turnover of about 2,2 billion Swedish kronor out of which two thirds are dedicated to research. About a thousand different research-projects are conducted at Chalmers annually. Most of these are at the international frontier of science and discovery.
Since 1994, Chalmers is an endowed university college. The university operations are run in the form of a limited company which is owned by the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation. The foundation monitors the university’s development and promotes it through numerous initiatives. The Chalmers University of Technology Foundation is, together with the City of Gothenburg, the founders of Johanneberg Science Park.
Chalmers' Areas of Advance
Chalmers has identified eight separate areas of advance which contain great potential to assume future global challenges. The areas of advance coordinates research, education and innovation transversely in a multidisciplinary manner over departmental boundaries, and interact with external players. The eight areas rest upon a foundation consisting of the basic sciences. Sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship are the strong driving forces. Individual scientists, researching teams, departments, centers and other clusters and formations are involved in activities which fit in naturally into several of the areas of advance.
The Areas of Advance are:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Life Science
- Materials Science
- Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Built environment