Science meets Economics
As a business, we appreciate the added value of our partnerships with selected scientific institutions. They provide an outstanding opportunity for exchanging information, obtaining new ideas and approaches, and promoting innovations.
We are proud of our cooperation with our university partners and are open to new cooperative partnerships in this field, whether it concerns our involvement with dissertations, dual education, workshops, degrees or the general exchange of knowledge.
Since 2011, Angelo Pizzulli, BI Project Manager at Sulzer, has regularly delivered lectures at a university in Heidenheim. As a former student of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), he teaches business intelligence (BI) on the business informatics course of studies under Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seitz. Alongside basic principles, core issues such as big data and self-service BI, the focus lies on highlighting the added value BI offers businesses as well as its importance. Application-based knowledge is strengthened using case studies with typical role distributions, with course content further enhanced on an SAP BW Live System. Jürgen Weitz, head of the SAP BW competence field within Sulzer, has also been lecturing at the DHBW since the 2015/2016 winter semester.
"Lecturers directly from the world of business represent a cornerstone of the DHBW concept. Students therefore have the opportunity to discuss theoretical concepts with experienced experts. Cooperative research opens up future opportunities for companies and provides the DHBW with an overview of current problems. Sulzer GmbH is a company that searches for added value in all fields,” explains Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seitz, Professor for business informatics at the BHBW.
The Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) offers a cooperative Master’s degree in Informatics (M. Sc.) with a higher practical content in cooperation with Sulzer GmbH. Students spend their regular university semester at the university, then during the lecture-free period and during the work placement semester, they gain practical and business experience at the Sulzer GmbH Ingolstadt site.
The benefits of a dual education with greater practical content are self-evident for Professor Dr. Wolf-Dieter Tiedemann, dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the THI: "There is no better opportunity for applying master's level academic teaching content directly in business practice and at the same time to grow into an innovative company like Sulzer GmbH. The fact that this also simplifies student financing, at the same time as allowing students to gain new perspectives and reinforce their application-based and key competencies, are aspects that make a dual education even more attractive."
Sulzer GmbH and Augsburg University have had a partnership-based relationships for many years: Together with Prof. Dr. Ing. Hon. Dr. of ONPU Thorsten Schöler (Faculty for Informatics) there is a lively exchange on joint research and development topics that promote practical networking and theory. Dissertations as well as student projects have intensified joint research and development work with the University in recent years. This cooperation has been extended since 2014 by a Masters for Applied Research in informatics course of studies.
Sulzer is currently collaborating with the “Distributed Systems” research group at Augsburg University on an extensive research project on “Client systems in the cloud” – from the analysis to concept development and implementation.