Academic collaboration

Maintaining technological leadership

Chemical lab
SKF continues to strengthen our relationship with the academic community by collaborating with renowned universities as a strategic measure in maintaining technological leadership.

For example:
  • In April 2011, the SKF University Technology Centre for sustainability and environment was established with Chalmers University, Gothenburg, confirming this as a core strategic area for the Group; the focus being on research and development in the areas of technology, manufacturing, business processes and business strategy.
  • In December 2011, the SKF University Technology Centre for condition monitoring and asset management was established with the Technology University, Luleå, Sweden. 
  • In 2010, a centre for tribology at Imperial College, London and a centre for research of polymer materials at Tsinghua, China were established.
  • In 2009, a centre for research for steel was established at Cambridge, England.
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