Our academic network for sustainable construction
As a leader in building solutions, we have a key role to play in transforming construction. Smart construction involves collaborating with an ecosystem of talent around the world to innovate to create a world that is greener, smarter and that works for all.
Because we know we cannot make this transformation alone, we engage with a distinguished academic network to help us achieve innovation excellence. Today, we work with more than 40 leading universities in fields ranging from materials science to civil engineering and sustainable construction.
Innovating for sustainable construction
We work through our network to drive innovation in low-carbon and resource-efficient buildings, and to improve the resilience and durability of concrete structures. This takes place at prestigious institutions including ETH Zurich (Switzerland), École des Ponts ParisTech (France), Southeast University (Nanjing, China), IIT Madras (Chennai, India), Cape Town University (South Africa), TU Braunschweig (Germany) and University of Cambridge (UK). The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction works with some of the world’s leading technical universities across all continents. The universities support symposiums, jury panels for awards, and mentor the next generation of architects and engineers to further innovate in sustainable design and green construction.
Partnering with universities for a greener future
Our global network of academic partners is the incubator for the next generation of construction. We need the brightest minds to help us think outside the box and lead the next frontier of building solutions. All these collaborations help expand the company’s offering of low-carbon products and solutions as part of its journey to net zero. In 2020, we had 14 PhDs under our mentorship to foster education in sustainable design and construction. Many of the PhD students from the network become employees of Holcim, helping to turn visionary innovations into a reality.
Join our academic network
Our academic network of partnerships is growing. We partner with 34 institutions in 13 countries on 4 continents. Are you a leading institution in sustainability and innovation, and want to join us? Chances are, we do too! Please reach out to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org