Chalmers’ House


The Genesis of Chalmers University of Technology

William Chalmers (1748-1811) was a director in the Swedish East Company India. He born to a Scottish father and Swedish mother in the mid-18th century on Södra Hamngatan in central Gothenburg (Göteborg).

The company he had worked for had disappeared but his legacy stands the test of the time because he willed in his will that his money should be spent for education: educating the poor, investing in education, spreading education.

Posthumously, and eponymously named, ‘Chalmers University of Technology’ is one of the top universities in the world (according to QS World University Rankings, it stood at 133rd position in 2018).

Chalmers’ House echoes with history, and is currently alive where students and teachers, researchers and professors interact, learn and re-search for solutions and answers on aspects of subjects that matter to the society.

Chalmers’ House has a chequered history and inspirational stories, and the popular Swedish period drama ‘Vår tid är nu’ was filmed here. In this podcast, you can breathe-in as to what happened in the house, and what happens now, as you attend to your tasks.