SGL Group & Krakow University to establish International Carbon Centre


SGL Group and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow have signed a framework agreement for a joint “International Carbon Centre” to be established at the Krakow University of Science and Technology.

The objectives of the cooperation agreement are to promote and expand carbon and graphite knowledge in the educational sphere and to develop alternative and improved materials and processes for synthetic graphites. Supporting activities of SGL Group include the establishment of the “SGL Group” lecture hall, discourses about carbon materials as well as the creation of a carbon material laboratory at the AGH University.

Dr Gerd Wingefeld, Member of the Board of Management of SGL Group:

It is both the university’s international reputation as well as its unique competence in metallurgy that have made the AGH University of Science and Technology the partner of choice for SGL Group’s global research activities in the field of synthetic graphite. We look forward to working closely with one of Poland’s leading universities in the field of Science and Technology.

Through a series of lectures on the subject of “Industrial carbon” as well as endowed scholarships for scientific work, SGL Group has continuously promoted the practical training of future engineers and scientists at the Krakow University of Science and Technology since 2011. This cooperation enlarges the graphite competence of AGH and supports the education of highly qualified scientists in carbon and graphite materials.

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