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University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Founded in 1872, the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, known by its acronym "BOKU", now comprises 15 departments and four service centres in Vienna, as well as a number of experimental centres around Vienna. The university is attended by approx. 10,000 students, provides study courses at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels, has approx. 1,800 staff who are engaged in teaching and research, a broad range of external lecturers, and some 4,603 persons working in services and administration. The university sees itself as a teaching and research institution that focuses on renewable resources that are a prerequisite for human existence. The relationships between the individual, society and the environment form the basis of all activities at BOKU, and its foremost aim is to make decisive contributions to securing the well-being of future generations. In this endeavour, it will seek ways of ensuring a sustainable and environmentally sound management of natural resources by allying the competences of the natural, engineering, economic, and social sciences. The Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering comprises five institutes. One of these is the Institute of Chemical and Energy Engineering. The institute has been active in the field of thermodynamic modelling and simulation of energy technology processes, and both software tools and experience are available for description of energy conversion processes including non-conventional fuel conversion. The available resources to be contributed comprise: Software licences for assessment of complex energy conversion processes.