5 September 2022 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) opened registration for the 17th edition of steelChallenge. steelChallenge is the biggest steel industry competition where students and industry employees can test their skills using the sophisticated online process simulations delivered by steeluniversity. The challenge includes carbon footprint requirements for the steel grade.

steelChallenge-17 will take place over two rounds. The Regional Championship will take place online on 16 November 2022 from 12.00 UTC for 24 hours. Participants will use a combination of the Electric Arc Furnace and Secondary Steelmaking simulators, producing the required steel at the lowest cost.  They will be asked to refine steel to the proper chemistry and temperature, then cast it.

The finalists for the World Championship will include the top student and industry person in each of the following regions:

  • Americas,
  • Asia – East and Oceania,
  • Asia – North,
  • Asia – West, and
  • Europe and Africa.

The World Championship will be in April 2023.

All participants successfully completing a simulation run will get an official completion certificate by steeluniversity. In addition, when registering for the competition participants will get a full pack of learning resources including e-learning courses, 3D interactive models and practice simulations.

The Regional Champions receive a cash prize, a regional championship certificate and the invitation to the World Championship. They will also gain recognition as the global industry’s promising new generation of metallurgists and will be featured on steeluniversity’s website. The World Champions will get the steelChallenge trophy and receive an additional cash prize and certificate.

Participants can register for steelChallenge-17 now at steeluniversity.org. Registration is 14.99 EUR for students and 29.99 EUR for industry employees.

More information about steelChallenge-17 is available at https://steeluniversity.org/steelchallenge-17

More information is available on the steeluniversity website.



  • steeluniversity is the education and training programme of the World Steel Association, delivering education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses.
  • More communicational resources as images, videos, posters, and logo can be found at steelChallenge communication kit page.
  • steelChallenge-17 is sponsored at the ‘Gold’ level by Gerdau and JSW Steel. Emirates Steel Arkan, Korean Iron & Steel Association (KOSA), and Tata Steel are ‘Silver’ level sponsors. JFE Steel and RWTH Aachen University (Germany) are ‘Bronze’ level sponsor. For companies interested in steelChallenge-17 sponsorship please visit our sponsorship page.
  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.


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