The International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. IISI represents over 190 steel producers (including the world's 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. IISI members produce around 60% of the world's steel
Steeluniversity.org is an on-line initiative developed by the International Iron and Steel Institute. The website provides free learning resources and information covering all aspects of iron and steelmaking processes. The Steeluniversity.org Challenge provides an opportunity to compete worldwide in a 24 hour competition based on one or more of the steelmaking simulations.
At the second annual “Steeluniversity.org Challenge 2006”, the university winner was a team (Zhao Chong, Qin Bo, Chen Lei) from the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology of Pohang University of Science and Technology. Among the top 10 entrants, three teams from GIFT had placed overall sixth, seventh, and ninth in the world.
Eight students who won the challenge were given an opportunity to attend a public workshop and the 2006 Steeluniversity.org Challenge Prize Ceremony in China on April 16.