NUST MISIS and Auerhammer Metallwerk GmbH, the oldest company in Germany (it was founded in 1526), have signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed on Tuesday by Doctor Reinhardt Laag, CEO of Auerhammer Metallwerk GmbH, and Mikhail Filonov, the NUST MISIS Vice-Rector of Research & Development.
As Mikhail Filonov pointed out, the University has been cooperating with German partners for many years: “NUST MISIS works with German universities on dual diploma programs, as well as on [student exchange programs]. More than ten scientists from Germany work in our university, heading leading laboratories”.
The University has also executed scientific research on the request of German companies in the past, hence why this agreement continues the tradition of mutually beneficial relations:
“The cooperation consolidated by our arrangement lays out both collaboration in research and internships for NUST MISIS undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at [Auergammer Metallwerk GmbH’s] plants”, — said Filonov.
Auerhammer Metallwerk GmbH is a famous manufacturer of metal strips from various functional materials with unique characteristics designed for electrical, mechanical, aviation, and aerospace engineering. It is not only Germany’s oldest company in the metal industry, but the oldest metal-working company in the world. Operating since 1526, Auerhammer Metallwerk GmbH steelworkers have a rich history of collaboration with Russia. It was at their plants that Peter the Great looked at his day’s advanced technologies, and over a half century later local steelworkers taught Russian craftsmen sent there by Catherine the Great.
In today’s Russia, products made of metal strips are typically produced at Auerhammer Metallwerk GmbH. These products are present in computer keyboards (more precisely, the contact plates responsive to pressure on a key), monitors, chargers, and air conditioners, as well as diodes and transistors. Also, some of the coins used as Euro currency are made from strips manufactured by the company.
“Our factory and NUST MISIS’s relationship has a longstanding and successful history, — said Doctor Reinhardt Laag. — NUST MISIS alumnus have already worked with us in the past. That is why we are expanding our cooperation. We are very interested in cooperation with NUST MISIS to develop new materials and alloys. We are also interested in providing job opportunities for [their] undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in our company to obtain additional skills and knowledge”.