New rules of procedure for the graduate education (Arbetsordning för forskarutbildningen) are in place

The guidelines for graduate education at Chalmers are expressed in the rules of procedure for the graduate education which you can find on Insidan (Forskarutbildning på Insidan). The document has gone through major revision and it has a strong impact on important topics like licentiate seminar, termination of the doctoral studies and change of supervisor. After actively campaigning for PhD students during the negotiations, we are now promoting awareness among doctoral students and explaining the new changes. On our website you can find the updated version where the changes have been highlighted (get PDF here) (in Swedish) and a more detailed explanation of the major changes (get PDF here) (in English).  Spread the news among your colleagues and contact us for clarifications or suggestions.

Swedish course for PhD students at Chalmers

Please note that this course is only for newly employed PhD students at Chalmers.

The aim of the course:
To give an introduction of the Swedish language with a focus on oral language skills. The course also includes knowledge about Swedish society and Swedish culture.

Examples of content:
Oral Proficiency
Written Communication

The course is given in two parts, each part consists of one gathering per week during 14 weeks. The next course will start in April.

To register for the course, go to:

Please note: When you register for the course, please state which department you are employed at in the box “Message” at the end of the registration form.

Take the chance to present your research at Vetenskapsfestivalen (The International Science Festival)?

Chalmers is looking  for Ph.D students and  senior researchers to give short presentations during the upcoming “Vetenskapsfestivalen” (International Science Festival) in Gothenburg, 26/4.

There are two types of presentations, both of them approximately 10 min focusing on your research presented to an audience that is most likely not so educated in engineering and natural science which means the research should be presented in a popular scientific way. The two types of presentations are; 1) Science slam, a 10 min presentation/contest in which the audience is the jury. 2) Vetenskaps-rouletten, 10-15 min in the gondolas of the “Göteborgshjulet” at Liseberg, the audience entering the gondola will not know which researcher they will meet.

If you are interested, contact Barbara Lindgren at Communication and Marketing-department at Chalmers as soon as possible to get more information and to book your slot!

This could be a good opportunity to practice presentation-skills and to present in a popular scientific way!

Chalmers Seminar on Sustainability: Theme Africa, Dec 15, RunAn

PhD students are invited to attend the seminar on sustainability with focus on Africa on Dec 15. See attached invitation. Note that the invitation, and parts of the seminar will be in Swedish.

Invitation: Chalmersseminarium med tema Afrika 15 december

“Årets tema kommer att sätta hållbarhetsfrågan på sin yttersta spets och förhoppningsvis kommer både seminariet och de möten som kan ske i den tillhörande utställningen föra med sig inspiration och nya idéer att ta med tillbaka till sin verksamhet inom forskning, utbildning, innovation och samverkan.” John Holmberg, Vice rektor Hållbar utveckling