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14 summer students at Herøya Research Park

Photo of summer students at Yara

Industrial work placements for students: Seven happy MSc students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Oslo and Åbo Akademi University in Finland are well into eight weeks of industrial student work experience at the Yara Technology Center at Herøya Research Park in Porsgrunn. From left: Erik Koren, Christine Pettersen, Tapani Nick, Anita Klavenes, Md. Rizwan (front), Sander Wijnsma and Jon Møretrø.

Every year sees the arrival of a selection of students who have competed for one of the few summer work experience placements at companies at Herøya Research Park. 14 students are working at Yara Technology and Equinor.

Seven happy MSc students from three universities, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Oslo and Åbo Akademi University, have settled in at Yara Technology Center (YTC). They all agree about Yara.

 “Yara is cool. They’re really focusing on the future, and they’re feeding people, and that’s cool,” say these MSc students, who represent four nationalities come from specialist fields such as chemistry, engineering, materials science and nanotechnology. 

Ready to investigate the mystery of sustainability

For some of the students, this is the first time they have been involved in industrial work placements. They are ready to help investigate the mystery of sustainability. 

“We’re able to get involved in studies at the factory here at Yara and see opportunities for improving the environment,” they say with enthusiasm. “It’s fantastic to actually make a contribution in practice».

Studying important R&D fields

The students have been hired for all the important research fields for sustainable fertiliser production.

They talk about tasks relating to resource sharing, mapping secondary flows and surplus materials that can be used in production processes, green fertiliser production, renewable energy usage, the advantages of powder technology, measurement of emissions, gathering and analysing process data and modelling sustainable production processes. 

Time for summer

Will you have time for a summer holiday?

“Yes, and we’re so lucky because we have our very own guide!” say the happy summer students. “One of us, Anita Klavenes, is actually from Porsgrunn, so she’ll be able to give us lots of useful tips. We’re looking forward to our studies and the summer!”

Photo of summer students at Yara

Summer students with our very own local guide: Anita Klavenes from Porsgrunn (in the light jumper) is ready to share her best summer tips.

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