Visiting the Toyota plant in Zárate, Buenos Aires

By Rudolf Grünbichler on August 30th, 2023

On 30 August, researcher Rudolf Grünbichler from Graz University of Technology, Austria, visited the Toyota plant in the city of Zárate, Buenos Aires, together with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at USAL, Marcelo Zanitti, the Director of the Institute for Research in Science and Technology and Head of the Industrial Engineering course, Sergio Salimbeni, and a group of students from the Faculty of Engineering.

Mr Rudolf Grünbichler will spend a month working with the research team as part of the international SME5.0 project, which is part of the "Marie Curie Programme" in which the Faculty of Engineering participates. This is a major EU research and innovation funding programme, the EU's flagship for doctoral and post-doctoral research training.

It aims to strengthen the human potential in research and technology in Europe, both quantitatively and qualitatively, in order to equip researchers with new skills and a broader range of competences, to create attractive working conditions for researchers, to break down real and perceived barriers between academia and other sectors, in particular industry, and to promote industry involvement in doctoral and postdoctoral research.