The paper industry offers an incredible opportunity to work with other science and engineering professionals in a truly high-tech environment that produces environmentally responsible products. If you join the pulp and paper industry, you can work with some of the most advanced production and information systems in the world. Modern paper manufacturing facilities use state-of-the-art automation and intelligent systems that offer a safe and exciting environment for engineers and skilled technicians to apply their expertise and education. Whether you like chemistry, physics, computer science or just solving problems, each area of the mill can put your skills to the test on a daily basis.
Not only are the mill systems and equipment cutting edge, so are the paper products themselves. The paper industry offers the opportunity to work with advanced products and technologies, such as nanoscience, bioreactive papers that detect and kill bacteria, recyclable paper cell phones and much more. Innovative new products that exploit paper's unique benefits are created each day.
It's also easy to be green in the paper industry. In fact, many technical students are drawn to the pulp and paper industry by the opportunity to create 100% renewable, wood-fiber based products. In addition, the industry provides a chance to work with renewable, non-petroleum based energy sources for use both in and outside of the mill.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Institutions providing higher education for the papermaking industry's future engineers and scientists are vital for the long term health of the pulp, paper and other forest-based industries.
Below list of links to European universities, schools, institutions, centres and governmental departments responsible for higher education, research and innovation in pulp, paper and forestry in Europe.
Lappeenranta University of Technology:
Helsinki University of Technology:
University of Oulu:
Grenoble INP-Pagora - Graduate School of engineering in Paper Print Média and Biomaterials
General website for French education programmes:
Munich University of Applied Sciences:
Technische Universität Darmstadt:
Technische Universität Dresden:
Alois Senefelder Schule:
Training & Education Centre for the Netherlands & Belgium:
Ministry of Education website:
Polytechnic University of Calatonia:
Polytechnic University of Madrid:
Research Studies & Jobs:
The Royal Institute of Technology:
Chalmers University of Technology: Forest Products & Chemical Engineering:
The Confederation of Paper Industries:
Dedicated, high level research bodies contribute to the development of the European papermaking sector by advancing the frontiers of knowledge in scientific and applied research.
- CTP: Centre Technique du Papier
- EMPA - Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt
- EUCEPA: European Technical Liasion Committee on Pulp and Paper
- IMU Institut
- INGEDE: Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Deinking-Technik-(International Research Association Deinking Technology)
- Institute for Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology, University of Graz
- IPZS - Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato
- KCL: Oy Keskuslaboratori-Centrallaboratorium Ab
- Paperbase International
- PFI: Papirindustriens Forskningsinstitutt
- Pira: Pira International
- PTS: The Paper Technology Specialists
- Pulp and Paper Institute in Slovenia
- RAIZ: Instituto de Investigacao da Floresta e Papel
- Innovhub SSI – Area Carta, Cartoni e Paste per Carta
- Innventia: Swedish Pulp & Paper Research Institute
- TNO Papier
- UCM/IPE: Universidad Complutense de Madrid/ IPE Departamento de Ingenieria Química
- UMIST: Department of Paper Science
- VUPC: Výskumný ústav papiera a celulózy a.s
- Wallenberg wood science centre