International summer school for researchers
August 24 - September 4, 2020

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A now five-year successful and highly valued international summer school, with an ever-growing international network. YCEAS stands for Young Global Excellence in Advanced Steel.

We invite PhD students from all over to a two-week summer school. We build Young Glovbal Center of Excellence on Advanced Steels for strong international research networks and collaborations.

The doctoral students get a unique opportunity to meet some of the most famous steel companies specialized in advanced steel. They get to experience our region. Meet people from municipalities, organizations and companies that can show how we live, live and work in our region and in Sweden. The result is that we get good ambassadors for our steel industry and our region around the world. Research collaboration is started, the network is growing and recruitment opportunities arise. All for a competitive steel industry.

It is an excellent opportunity to build a very valuable professional and personal network.

It gives the participants an experience for life! Read more!

Contact: Tiina Ohlsson,

By 2020, the successful and highly valued international summer research school YCEAS will be implemented for the sixth time.

YCEAS has grown into an international network with about 40 former participants. YECAS's network of researchers, doctoral students and innovators is spread all over the world at research institutes, universities and companies.

The past and future participants contribute to an important competence bank for steel and engineering companies both in Sweden and internationally. Leading expertise is sought after and needed by the companies.

During the two weeks that YCEAS is running, researchers and doctoral students from around the world will have the opportunity to meet some of the most well-known and world-leading companies that specialize in advanced steel and advanced steel processes.

The results of previous YCEAS have, among other things, led to collaboration between researchers which has resulted in published articles.
Here is one example.

Now we have completed the 2019 Young Global Center of Excellence in Advanced Steels.
We received the evaluation from the doctoral students, which is excellent.
This year, new steel industries have participated that have not been part of the program before. We have also expanded the geography to Värmland with Karlstad University and Uddeholm AB, as well as new participating universities, the University of Birmingham and the Technical University of Delft. This means that we are expanding the network of participating partners both within and outside Sweden's borders.
We arranged the fifth summer research school and now we are starting to see that the business is expanding its results.

The purpose from the beginning was to showcase the Swedish steel industry and the steel region for international doctoral students around the world. This will increase the attractiveness of the Swedish steel industry internationally.

Today we have just over 40 good ambassadors for Sweden, our steel region and the Swedish steel industry.
Beyond this:
• Collaborations between participating universities have been established
• Two of the participating doctoral students currently work at Swedish mining and steel companies
• We have reported interest in coming to Sweden after completing research studies and working in the steel industry, both in research departments and in production.
• Desire for traineeships and to be part of research collaborations
• Demand for doing business with Swedish steel companies has started to come.
We who are engaged and run the business keep in touch with most of the participants. From the 2017 participants, we have contact with everyone via a LinkedIn group, to which we strive for all participants and partners to join easily to find the contacts we want to make and to build the network. It is not fully active or built up yet, but the goal is that LinkedIn becomes the summer research school's premier network site

Partners 2019