The Faculty of Technology of Tuzla is actively involved in environmental protection projects in GIKIL 

15/02/2019 15:07:00


Improving co-operation in the field of education, practice, scientific research work, and finding effective industrial-technology solutions for environmental protection, they were the main occasion of the meeting between the representatives of the Faculty of Technology of the University of Tuzla and the new Management Board of Global Ispat Koksna Industrija Lukavac (GIKIL).

Pointing out the multiple benefit of the cooperation that this oldest high education institution in the Tuzla Canton and one of the oldest industrial giants in this area had realized even earlier, Deputy Managing Director of GIKIL, Suad Imamović, said that defining the new agreement would be help in quicker realization of projects for safe and environmentally acceptable work of the company.

 - The economy without science and vice versa cannot survive, and if we add the fact that our best engineers have come from this faculty, then it is clear the need which GIKIL has for a quality staff that will cope with the challenges that our industrial production is dealing with. Our company is turning a new page and raising old cooperation at a higher level will mean concrete cooperation with the academic community, which will speed up the realization of current and future environmental projects, which are the key to us at this moment, Imamović said.

The constant need for technological staff GIKIL is also demonstrating through the program of professional training of young engineers, while the need for practice for mutual benefit is tried to be improved through the innovation of curriculum and their adaptation to the needs of faculty and the labour market.

- The Faculty of Technology in Tuzla and GIKIL are inseparable, and how much our faculty relies on the work of such a complex is best spoken by the fact that GIKIL is the only chemical industry in this area which has its complete structure in its facilities necessary for quality education of students, said Professor Zoran Iličković.

The dean of Faculty Sead Ćatić also confirmed the necessity of close cooperation.

-Given the current situation, and willingness and the desire for our institutions to continue working closely, we are ready and willing to help in every way. We want to work together and solve the problems in the best possible way, and with this aim we will form an environmental team that will work together with experts from GIKIL to make improvements in the field in order to have long-term effects, said Ćatić.

Solving wastewater and gas problems will be the priority tasks of GIKIL’s engineer team, which will actively work in co-ordination with teachers and associates of the Faculty of Technology in Tuzla in order to implement planned projects, while some of them will include students. Also, it is mutually planned to continue the activities related to the re-engineering of existing processes in all GIKIL's plants.