Chalmers University of Technology
Industrial Environmental Informatics works with development, management, implementation and maintenance of methodology, methods, tools, routines, and information systems aimed to efficiently and effectively communicate information that enables decision-makers to make environmentally preferable decisions. Industrial environmental informatics is a new interdisciplinary research area.
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 is the only university in Sweden, which is named after a person. The emblem Avancez together with the logo, forms the university brand. The emblem has its origin in the donor William Chalmers seal.
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Fundamental precepts for us as an Employer
- By focusing on quality and development, we create a sustainable and equitable working life.
- All colleagues contribute to maintaining Chalmers’ high standards of education, research, effective utilisation* and internal work. For this to be permanent, continuous quality development and innovative thinking on the part of all colleagues at Chalmers are needed.
- We are working actively with diversity and gender equality to eliminate all discrimination in our organisation.
- Chalmers’ vision: “For a sustainable future” distils Chalmers’ perspective on all employees. For our employees to deliver outstanding performance, they must be able to combine their personal and professional lives. Chalmers support this wherever we can to make that possible.
Fundamental precepts for us as a university
- Our work has a firm scientific foundation.
- We engage in free and open dialogue.
- Our academic freedom and our responsibility ensure integrity and objectivity with regard to results, methods and publication of our research findings and with no restrictions on the choice of research topic.
- We adopt a sustainable, long-term approach in our decisions and strategies.
- Our conduct is ethical and sustainable – internally, locally and globally.
- We are morally and intellectually independent of political, religious, ideological and economic power bases.