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The2013 World Champions of the 7th steeluniversity Challenge organised by theWorld Steel Association (worldsteel) was won by a team from Tata Steel in Indiain the category for young steel industry employees.
Forthe student category, the winners were a team from University of Ljubljana inSlovenia.
TheWorld Championship of the 7th steeluniversity Challenge took place in Brusselson 19 February 2013 with regional champions from the first round competing forthe top prize. The task was to refine an order of construction steel grade,which is used in earth-moving equipment. The contestants had two-and-a-halfhours to produce the requested steel at minimum cost. The lowest cost achievedat the world championship was $23.13 per tonne.
In thesuccessful first round of the competition in November 2012, 1148 talentedentrants from 30 countries worldwide competed for the title of regionalchampion within five geographic areas. This was an impressive increase of 76%compared with last year’s event.
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ManjunathanMohan and Chandra Prakash Sankar, the champions in the industry category, said:“The challenge not only taught us ‘flexibility’ in devising strategies but alsogave us a great opportunity to meet many industry experts and share ourknowledge. We think the modules of steeluniversity are very helpful especiallyfor students and young engineers in the steel industry.”
Andra?Brade?ko and An?e Tekav?i?, the student champions, said: “Team work andpractice are the two key elements for our achievement at the challenge today.We are very proud of being the global champions of this exciting and remarkablechallenge.”