Sika awarded for its approach to young generations by the Technical University of Madrid

Sika has received the “Research Cooperation Prize” from the Technical University of Madrid for its socio-economic impact and relations with the university. The accolade recognizes the company’s commitment to innovation and its model relationship with the university, which has been close for more than 20 years.

The cooperation between the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Sika in Spain embraces a wide range of activities, including the Sika Chair of Materials Science, competitions for students, the company’s in-house training programs, and work placements. The decisive factor for receiving the award was the broad range of Sika’s support – ultimately the many initiatives with students from the various schools within the university and the interaction with these young people.

Ángel González Lucas, General Manager of Sika Spain: “Sika is very proud to have received this prestigious award from the Technical University of Madrid. As a company we appreciate the cooperation with universities and the many possibilities to cooperate with students, benefitting both parties. It is also an opportunity to meet and work with future customers and potential employees.”

Sika’s successful cooperation with academia in Spain began in the 1990’s with its competitions for students, a friendly and flexible way of interacting with undergraduates. Entertaining topics, help in the form of digital blogs, and comic-strip summaries of famous works have continuously raised the company’s profile with students from their first year onwards. Since 2011, Sika sponsors a Chair of Materials Science at the UPM’s Technical School of Civil Engineering. Its purpose is to familiarize future professionals with the world of chemistry applied to construction.

Sika’s relations with young students go even further. Continuous training programs, work placements, and factory visits are all part of the offering.

Some of Sika’s university programs

and cooperations:

ETH Zurich, Switzerland: Sika supports ETH in the “Mesh Mould” project, a robotized construction method for building load bearing concrete elements of any shape without formwork

Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore: As a development partner of ETH Singapore, Sika provides processing know-how and mortar technology for the development of a prototype tiling robo

University of Fribourg, Switzerland: The Sika endowed Emerging Markets Research Group addresses the growing significance of emerging markets for the strategies of western companies

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece: Sika provides support to analyze ancient mortars, and knowledge about materials and techniques for the restoration of historical monuments

//" target="_blank" >


Related articles:


Leuphana University Lüneburg students develop digital solutions for Holcim Germany

As in the past two years, students at Leuphana University Lüneburg worked on two practical digital business projects for the building materials producer Holcim in the summer semester of 2021. This...

Issue 7-8/2013

University of Koblenz appoints Franz-W. Aumund Honorary Senator


For the first time in its history the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences Senate has appointed a friend and supporter of the university honorary senator. Franz?Walter Aumund, owner of the Aumund...

Issue 06/2012

Close cooperation between business and science in Oelde

In mid-April a joint research agreement between Haver & Boecker and the affiliated institute of the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences (WGS Scientific Association of South Westphalia) was...

Issue 6/2016

Leimen cement plant hosts students’ 2016 field trip

This year’s ZKG International student field excursion is scheduled for 14.06.-15.06.2016 at Heidelberg­Cement AG, Leimen Zementwerk. Our goal is to familiarize students from the Koblenz University...

Issue 1-2/2015 ZKG TECHNICAL EXCURSION, Burglengenfeld/Germany (21.–?23.10.2014)

Big Bang Theory ... and Practice

This time, a total of fifty-seven students and their tutors from the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the Technical Applied University of Bochum and from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar...