Siempelkamp joins hands with TH Rosenheim to develop and seek young talents in wood technology

Technische Hochschule Rosenheim’s industrial advisory board team for wood technology

Technische Hochschule Rosenheim (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences), a leading international academic training institute in the wood sector, is training the “Premier League” of the new generation in the wood industry. The university works alongside an advisory board for wood technology that was newly established in 2019, which brings together a top-level cross-section of experts from wood technology and from the wood materials industry. 

The advisory board, comprising representatives from industry leaders such as Siempelkamp, Egger, Kronospan, Homag, Hülsta, Leuco and Binderholz, provides students with research opportunities and industry excursions, allowing a transfer of knowledge with industrial practice and potential employment. Ulrich Kaiser, Head of Sales Wood Division at Siempelkamp, is a member of the board where he contributes his knowledge and connections.

“There are many reasons why activity in this group is a pleasure and an honour for me. I can pass my practical experience onto the next generation and, in addition, the faculty’s topics, such as process digitisation or improvement of material efficiency, are exactly the challenges which also drive Siempelkamp. This creates a great opportunity to learn from each other and to feed the knowledge gained from the network back into our own companies,” said Kaiser.

According to Prof Dipl-Ing. Torsten Leps, Wood Technology faculty member at Rosenheim TU, “the wood materials industry has a lot of power and influence. As a faculty, that is what we are aiming at. In order to further develop courses, inspire new students for our speciality, and introduce innovations, advisory board members like Ulrich Kaiser from Siempelkamp are very important.”


Application period extended

Courses offered include: Wood Technology (Bachelor/Master), Interior Engineering (Bachelor), Wood Building and Construction (Bachelor), Civil Engineering with focus on Sustainable and Energy-efficient Construction using Wood (Bachelor), and Civil Engineering (Bachelor). Applications for the winter semester at the University of Applied Sciences have been extended until 14 August 2020. 

Further information on the courses is available at, and advice on courses can be obtained directly via Silke Kroneck,