DAAD - scientific exchange


Key data

Level: DE-SK

Partners: 2

Duration: 02.2015 - 12.2015


Since 2012 there is a scientific collaboration with the "Department of Non-Ferrous Metals and Waste Treatment" at the Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia.The German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD in short, has supported two visits by German scientists to Slovakia as well as two visits by Slovakian scientists to Aachen.

  two staff members of I.A.R. in Kosice Copyright: © Mattias Berwanger

In joint research activities printed circuit board scrap, PCB in short, from the entertainment industry (WEEE equipment) are examined. They present complex composites of materials, especially metals, which can be recycled and utilized with economic and environmental advantages. Both partners have knowledge of mechanical and metallurgical processing, which are superimposed in the joint project.

Academic exchange mainly aims to give young scientists international experience and allows them to build their networks. Scientific as well as cultural and social activities bring people from different countries together and allow them to mutually benefit from knowledge and experience.