Steerprop donates to a new Professorship in Automation Technology

Steerprop is proud to announce that we have donated, together with several other organizations in the Rauma region, a Professorship in Automation Technology to the University of Turku. The total value of the donation is 600,000 euros.

The professorship is donated jointly by the City of Rauma, Alfa Laval Aalborg Oy, BMH Technology Oy, Deltamarin Oy, Forchem Oyj, Kongsberg Maritime Finland OY, LähiTapiola Länsi-Suomi, Motoseal Components Oy, Oras Oy, Pintos Oy, Rauma Marine Constructions Oy, Raumaster Oy, Steerprop Oy ja Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. The Rauma Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rauma have been responsible for coordinating the donation.

"Rauma's diverse and developing industry, as well as the international operating environment, provide an excellent platform for interaction and cooperation with the University of Turku's master’s degree education and the future professorship. The companies’ R&D activities and the university’s research work can be carried out in close cooperation and with considerable synergies. Cooperation between the companies and the engineering students also results in much-needed, additional opportunities for work and internships", says Johanna Luukkonen, Mayor of Rauma.

Steerprop is growing, and we are constantly looking for the best experts to join our team. We are therefore excited to be part of the donation of this new professorhip in automation technology to the University of Turku. We believe it will considerably improve future availability of automation technology professionals ready to resolve our customers’ challenges and add value to their business, says RikuPekka Hägg, CEO of Steerprop.

"From the very start, the companies in the region have been actively involved in developing our new engineering education programmes. The donation of the professorship is further proof of the local business community’s commitment to long-term cooperation with the university. We warmly thank all the donors, says Jukka Kola", Rector of the University of Turku.