Chalmers University of Technology: Overcoming Resistance and Inertia in Education through the Dynamics of a Matrix Organization Including Student Co-Creation
Journal article, 2021

In this contribution we describe and reflect on the organization of Chalmers University of Technology and how it benefits education development and innovation. Chalmer’s matrix organization with a buyer-supplier management model for education has proven to be a driving force for change and quality enhancement and promotes the agility necessary for implementing educational reforms in response to both internal and external impulses. We exemplify this by describing and analyzing development projects in curriculum design, education for sustainable development, entrepreneurship, and a new transformative model for flexible education.

Education Management

Engineering Curriculum

Institutional Change


Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson


Mikael Enelund

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Dynamics

Mattias Bingerud

Office of the President

Advances in Engineering Education

1941-1766 (ISSN)

Vol. 9 3

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Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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