Generous software donation to Uppsala University


Petroleum Experts, a British engineering company, has donated ten licenses of the Move modelling software worth 23.7 million Swedish kronor to the Department of Earth sciences at Uppsala University. The Move software is used to visualise and analyse three-dimensional geological data and applied in both research and teaching activities.

Petroleum Experts generously supports Uppsala University in their research and teaching by donating free academic licenses.

- In our research, we use Move to produce three-dimensional reconstructions of magma chambers. Three-dimensional structural modelling is a cutting edge method that helps us to understand what happens within volcanoes, says Steffi Burchardt, docent in structural geology at the Department of Earth sciences.

The Move software is also used in teaching in the Masters programmes in Earth sciences and Sustainable and Innovative Resource Management to prepare students for work in the industry and in academia.

- Companies use 3D modelling a lot to visualise and interpret their data. Our students like to learn techniques that are relevant for potential employers. Moreover, the possibilities with 3D models help them learn and understand complex geological structures.

Software donations like the one from Petroleum Experts help to keep a high standard in education and prepare students for the job market.

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Last modified: 2022-09-30