Materials for students and teachers

GDA’s activities in the field of education and training are aimed at creating acceptance, transparency and understanding for aluminium at an early age. For this purpose, GDA has prepared teaching materials aimed at diverse target groups; they can be obtained directly from GDA. Photo credit: TUM


GDA has produced two DVDs containing information on aluminium, ‘Aluminium I’ and ‘Aluminium II’, in cooperation with Munich-based Medien LB, which produces media for curricula and standards of education. Amongst other things, the ‘Aluminium kompakt’ CD ROM contains information on the metal, an overview of companies that offer works visits and practical training, and a bibliography.


e-learning course for students

aluMATTER is an educational, interactive, modular e-learning course covering the metallurgy of aluminium that is accessible free of charge via the internet. The course was developed jointly with the European Aluminium Association (EAA), the European aluminium industry and numerous European university institutes as well as the University of Liverpool; it is intended for use in the training and further education of students at technical colleges as well as by engineers working in industry. Photo credit: fotolia / Ermolaev Alexandr


Works visits

Numerous companies in the aluminium industry offer works visits on request. You can obtain the complete list of contacts as a PDF or search for companies near you by entering the appropriate postal code.



Practical training

Numerous companies in the aluminium industry offer opportunities for practical training on request. You can receive the complete list as a PDF file or you can search directly for companies near you.


Information on Aluminium

Aluminium encyclopaedia

Weber’s ‘Aluminium Pocket Encyclopaedia’ contains the most important technical terms used in the aluminium industry and provides interesting information about aluminium, from A for Alloys through to Z for Zeppelin. It is intended to provide an introduction to the metal.



Dr. Karsten Hein

Head of Technical Literature, Education and Training

Phone: +49 211 4796-276