Bergslagens steel industry attracts international PhD students

It’s finally time for this year’s Young Global Center of Excellence in Advanced Steel summer colloquium, YCEAS. Young international PhD students in advanced steel are here in Bergslagen to meet the Swedish steel industry and to present their research.


YCEAS, which is organised by Triple Steelix, takes place between 27th August and 7th September with a program full of inspiring meetings, lectures, workshops and scientific discussions. One of the events is the High Tech Steel Conference, HTSC 2018, on the 6/7th of September in Västerås where the latest technology and applications of advanced steels will be presented.


Both academia and the business sector are participating in the exciting exchange of knowledge and competence. After last year’s success we have seen how YCEAS can lead to new valuable contacts and collaborations by lifting up young researchers together with the Swedish steel industry in Bergslagen.


  • Unique opportunity – the world comes to us!
  • 9 international PhD students, from universities across the worlds.
  • YCEAS spreads the message of an attractive region and launches successful collaborations which place our municipalities, colleges, steel and engineering industry on the world map with its high quality.
  • YCEAS is a unique opportunity for future international steel researchers to meet Swedish industrial tradition and lifestyle. And, for Bergslagens’ industry to create long term collaborations.


“YCEAS turns the spotlight on the steel and engineering industry in the region internationally. It is important for our innovative companies to maintain a leading position. We broaden the views and attract new international skills, “says Tiina Ohlsson, Project Manager for YCEAS at Triple Steelix.


“We create a meeting place where young international top competence meets Swedish business and R&D leaders and get to know the region and get close contact with academia. The established researchers contribute with their experience and Swedish young researchers make new contacts.”


You can read more about YCEAS at:



Monday 27 August Borlänge

Academic Day at Dalarna Univeristy

Presentation techniques, scientific meetings, workshop and lab tour


Tuesday 28 August Borlänge

Visit to Ortic AB, 2047 Science Center, and historical site Ornäs Stugan


Wednesday 29 August -Avesta

Visit to Outokumpu, Avesta Art & Coin Museum


Thursday 30 August – Hofors

Visit to Ovako and Stollen Mine


Friday 31 August – Sandviken

Visit to Sandvik & Sandvik Materials Technology, and Högbo Bruk


Monday 3 September – Stockholm

Visit to SwereaKIMAB


Tuesday 4 September – Fagersta

Visit to Seco Tools


Wednesday 5 September – Västerås

Visit to ABB Corporate Research


Thursday 6 September – Västerås

Visit to Mälardalen University Sweden

High Tech Steel Conference, HTSC 2018


Friday 7 September – Västerås

High Tech Steel Conference, HTSC 2018