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Summer School for Powder Metallurgists

Based on the previous success of the European Powder Metallurgy Associations (EPMA) EU funded PM Training Courses, the EPMA has decided to run a 2009 EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School for the benefit of up-and-coming powder metallurgists.

The 2009 EPMA PM Summer School will take place in Košice, Slovakia’s second largest city and the centre of eastern Slovakia, from Monday, 22nd June to Friday, 26th June 2009. Lying in the valley of the river Hornád in the Košice Basin, encircled by the spurs of the Cierna Hora Mountains to the north and the Volovské vrchy hills to the west, Košice will play host to over 25 presentations on Powder Metallurgy and associated processes and practices and a half day of laboratory work at the Institute of Materials Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences. The compact 5-day PM Summer School programme will provide the students with relevant and up-to-date PM knowledge and skills.

“The EPMA Summer School is particularly designed for young graduate designers, engineers and scientists drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as materials science, design, engineering, manufacturing and metallurgy” said Joan Hallward, Project Coordinator. She went on to add “The course will offer the students an advanced teaching of Powder Metallurgy’s advantages and limitations by some of the leading academic and industrial figures in Europe.”

The course is open to graduates under the age of 35 who are citizens of the EU or an EU associated state. The participation fee for the 5-day training course is €295 per person. For this non-refundable fee participants will receive all relevant course documents plus refreshments, meals and accommodation.

The last series of annual summer schools were always over-subscribed and the EPMA is hoping for another fully attended training course. The deadline for potential applicants is Monday 6th April 2009.

Further details including a course programme and online application form can be found at or by contacting the EPMA Secretariat at the usual correspondence address.


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