"Sustainable industrialisation and resilient infrastructure": New endowed professorship at Paderborn University

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The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Paderborn University is taking a closer look at energy-efficient production, responsible resource utilisation and the sustainable transformation of companies with a new endowed professorship. The professorship, which is supported by Bette GmbH & Co. KG from Delbrück, is also intended to contribute to the sustainable development of the region through research and teaching.

"Sustainable Industrialisation and Resilient Infrastructure" - the full title of the professorship - strengthens sustainability as an integral part of research, teaching and social responsibility. This focus reflects the university's central endeavour not only to help shape social and economic change in terms of sustainability, but also to promote the transfer of research findings into practice and the future-oriented training of future specialists.

Prof Dr Alexander Schlüter, holder of the endowed professorship, is convinced that the newly established chair will play a central role in teaching and in attracting students. The scientist previously worked in the energy industry for several years. "I want to provide impetus for sustainable transformation through cooperation with local companies. The transfer from the university to industry and the training of our students will be important for success. I'm really looking forward to that," says Schlüter.

"Sustainability is more than just a buzzword for us. It is a commitment to our region and the environment," emphasises Thilo C. Pahl, Managing Partner of Bette GmbH & Co. KG. The establishment of the endowed professorship is a strong signal to unite industry, research and teaching and to make positive contributions to the region, the environment and the future.

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Photo (Paderborn University, Ann-Kathrin Böker): (from left to right) Thilo C. Pahl, Prof. Dr Alexander Schlüter, University President Prof. Dr Birgitt Riegraf, Dean Prof. Dr Mirko Schaper and Prof. Dr René Fahr, Vice President for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Paderborn University.


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schlüter

Nachhaltige Industrialisierung und widerstandsfähige Infrastruktur

Lead of department Sustainable industrialization and resilient infrastructure

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