Humanoid Robot Developed At Chalmers University

Chalmers University of Technology or Chalmers tekniska högskola (CTH), often Chalmers, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. The THES(2005) ranking classifies it as the top university in Sweden and among the top research schools in Europe. The University has very strong Environmental Science, Nanotechnology, IT, Bioengineering, Industrial Design, Management and Architecture departments.

The University was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company, whose ships sailed across the world to supply Europe with goods from the East. He donated some of his fortune for the establishment of an "industrial school". Chalmers was run as a private institution until 1937, when the institute became a state owned university. In 1994 the school once again became a private institution, owned by a foundation. Chalmers is the only university in Sweden named after a person.

On January 1, 2005, the old schools have been replaced by new departments:

1. Applied Mechanics
2. Applied Physics
3. Architecture
4. Chemical and Biological Engineering
5. Civil and Environmental Engineering
6. Computer Science and Engineering
7. Energy and Environment
8. Fundamental Physics
9. Materials and Manufacturing Technology
10. Mathematical Sciences
11. Microtechnology and Nanoscience
12. Product and Production Development
13. Radio and Space Science
14. Shipping and Marine Technology
15. Signals and Systems
16. Technology Management and Economics

In addition to these, Chalmers is home to six national competence centres in key fields like Mathematical Modelling and Vehicle Safety.

There is also a University College affilliated with the university.

Approximately 40 per cent of Sweden's graduate engineers and architects were educated at Chalmers. Each year around 250 post graduate degrees are awarded as well as 850 graduate degrees. About 1 000 post-graduate students attend programmes at the university and many students are taking Master of Science engineering programmes and the Master of Architecture programme. Chalmers also administers a number of Master programmes taught in English mostly aimed at international students in an effort to sustain the image of the university as a truly international institution. The University offers over 30 such programmes at present. Currently about 10% of all students at Chalmers come from countries outside Sweden to be enrolled in an English taught Master's or Ph.D. programme.

List of International Masters Programmes at Chalmers

Around 2,700 are also attending Bachelor of Science engineering programmes, merchant marine and other undergraduate courses at the Chalmers Lindholmen University College. Chalmers also shares some students with Gothenburg University over the joint IT University project. The IT University focusses exclusively on information technology and offers Bachelor and Master programmes with degrees issued from either Chalmers or Gothenburg University depending on the programme.

Chalmers does confer honarary doctoral degrees to people outside the univerdity who have shown great merit in their research or towards society.

Chalmers is run by a private foundation which appoints a university board and a university president. Further, each department is led by the department head, usually member of the faculty of that department. There is also the faculty senate which represents members of the faculty when decisions are taken.

In 1937 the school was moved out of the city center to the new Gibraltar Campus, named after the mansion which owned the grounds, where it now is located. The Lindholmen College Campus was created in the early 1990s and is located on the island of Hisingen.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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