Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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  • Founded in 1829
  • 10,300 full-time students
  • 3,100 staff

Chalmers was founded in 1829. The university is named after the major benefactor, William Chalmers, one of the directors of the successful Swedish East India Company in Göteborg.

William Chalmers (1748-1811) had created a greater wealth from his work within the Swedish East India Company during the late 1700's. Influenced by Pehr Dubb he then bequeathed all his estate to the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg and to the creation of an industry school for poor children who learned to read and write. "Chalmersska Slöjdeskolan", which opened in Gothenburg, November 5, 1829, and became the beginning of Chalmers University of Technology. The first president was the industrialist Carl Palmstedt. The connections with industry and commerce has therefore been natural from the very beginning.

Chalmers University of Technology, situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has 13 departments. Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers.

https://www.chalmers.se/en

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Contact

Dipl.-Fachübers.(FH) Dr.

Anja Hoffmann

University of Graz
Strassoldogasse 10
8010 Graz
Austria

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1242

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