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Preface

Study and research in the field of ferrous Metallurgy have always been an integral part of the successful development of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. The history of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy starts in 1840 with Peter Ritter of Tunner, the first professor for Mining and Metallurgy at the Mining School in Vordernberg, in 1849 the school moved to Leoben. It is our approach that a bright future needs to be ensured by the experiences of the past.

This introduction shall provide a comprehensive overview on the skills and competences in study and research of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy. The state–of–the–art training both theoretical and practical of young engineers in ferrous Metallurgy has always been a trademark for our study programme in Leoben. This will be pursued by us continuously. It is a requirement to provide the economy with well–trained specialists who will use their expertise and know–how to maintain the production location and employment opportunities of the Austrian and European iron and steel industries in the future.

Our research activities focus on application–oriented subjects, with the principal aim to enhance our scientific expertise sustainably. We co–operate with partners from industry, research institutes and other universities in order to do our work most efficiently and close to practical application. We combine and provide our knowledge in national and international research and development projects. We are interested in the optimisation of existing technologies as well as the development of new trend–setting technologies.

Our committed and competent staff forms the basis for the high quality of our study and research. The co–operation with all chairs and institutes of the Montanuniversitaet Leoben in several fields is a priority to us.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested in any kind of co–operation with us.

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Bernhard