The RAMPF Group has agreed a sponsorship contract with Reutlingen University, a cooperation which aims to bring about an intensive knowledge and technology transfer with the faculties of Applied Chemistry and Engineering.
“Application- and solution-oriented research lays the foundations for new products and technologies,” said Michael Rampf, CEO of RAMPF Holding, at the official signing of the contract in the RAMPF Innovation Center in Grafenberg (near Stuttgart). “This is why we are supporting the faculties of Applied Chemistry and Engineering of Reutlingen University both financially and by sharing our specialist knowledge in the fields of engineering and chemical solutions. We look forward to lively exchanges and a mutually beneficial collaboration.”
Professor Dr Hendrik Brumme, President of Reutlingen University, emphasised that collaborations with medium-sized companies are vitally important for the university. “SMEs form the backbone of the German economy and are key drivers of innovation. In the RAMPF Group we have a partner that is a global market leader in the fields of chemistry and engineering where our students can put their knowledge to good use and build on it.”
RAMPF says it offers a range of opportunities for students to do precisely this, including internships, work-study programs, practice-based graduation projects, and other project work. “For us to continue developing and producing top-quality products and solutions, we need motivated and well-trained staff. As part of our collaboration with Reutlingen University, we aim to provide students with an opportunity to get to know our company and its wide range of chemical and technical products and solutions,” says Matthias Rampf, CEO of RAMPF Holding, who together with his brother Michael leads the international RAMPF Group with its more than 600 employees worldwide.
“We also have subsidiaries in China, Japan, and the US,” says Matthias Rampf. “This means we can also offer students the opportunity to gather professional experience abroad.”
RAMPR says the lively discussion among those present at the contract signing was symbolic of how the company and the university aim to focus their cooperation on practical aspects. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme, Prof. Dr. Manuchehr Parvizinia, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. Dr. Günter Lorenz, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Chemistry, came to an agreement with Michael Rampf and Matthias Rampf, as well as the RAMPF Managing Directors Dr. Utz-Volker Jackisch and Martin Neumann (RAMPF Machine Systems), Bernd Faller (RAMPF Production Systems), Dr. Klaus Schamel (RAMPF Polymer Solutions), and Heinz Horbanski (RAMPF Tooling Solutions) to put in place concrete collaborative measures without delay.
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