Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology is situated in Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast. More than 14000 people, including over 12000 undergraduates, work and study in some of Chalmers’ 17 departments. The university offers PhD and Licentiate programmes as well as MScEng, MArch, BEng and nautical programmes.

The division of Logistics and Transportation research emanates from real problems of manufacturing and trading companies, transport companies and society at large. Often the research is carried out in close cooperation with the stakeholders. Logistics and transportation occur in very large systems with complex and dynamic interrelations. The research is in part pursued with social science methods, aiming at comprehending complex systems and explaining causal connections. Also characteristic is the more normative perspective where the development of work and organisation structures, systems and concepts are in focus.
Concerning transportation, knowledge is developed on how to design logistics to meet the increasing demands on ecological, economic and social sustainability. The main focus is on intermodal freight transport where different traffic modes cooperate. Another important area is the use of advanced information technology to control material flows. Research is conducted on how information technology and information systems affect logistics and how data should be collected, processed and used to support effective and efficient logistics setups.

OrganisationChalmers University of Technology - Northern Lead Logistics Centre
Legal statusPublic Institution
Project managerProfessor Dr Kenth Lumsden
Phone+46 31 772 13 45
StreetVera Sandbergs Allé 8
Postal code412 96