Transfer of Slovenian knowledge abroad

date: 11.09.2020

category: Sporočila za javnost


The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana (UL FS) together with Chinese University "Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology" (GDUPT) signed an annex to the cooperation agreement during a virtual meeting. The signing is an important step in the multi-year discussions between UL FS and GDUPT and represents an upgrade of the framework agreement signed with the University of Ljubljana in September 2018. With the signing of the annex, the cooperation with China in the transfer of knowledge and the establishment of a research institute in the field of production technologies for mineral wool was started. On the Chinese side, representatives of UL FS and GDUPT as well as representatives of two manufacturers of mineral wool insulation products participated in the signing ceremony, expressing great interest in cooperation. GDUPT and UL FS have agreed to annex the AMIMRI Institute (Advanced Material Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute) in Maoming, Guangdong, China by 2023.

The main objectives of the cooperation are the transfer of existing knowledge from the Slovenian to the Chinese academic and industrial environment, the construction of an experimental laboratory at AMIMRI (China), the establishment of a PhD program in the field of mineral wool technologies, the application of joint Slovenian-Chinese research projects and the publication of joint research results, scientific papers and patents. At the same time, it is planned to research the mineral wool market in China and to establish contacts with new companies which, in cooperation with the AMIMRI Institute, can significantly improve technology development.  In order to achieve the objectives of the Annex, the Chinese partner will provide EUR 300,000 for the work costs of the Slovenian researchers and EUR 250,000 for the material costs for the construction of the Institute over a period of three years.

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