Stichting Gasturbine Onderwijs (SGO)
The Foundation for Gas Turbine Education SGO was set up in 1990 by the Dutch Gas Turbine Association. SGO finances a professorate in gas turbine technology at the Delft Technical University, Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production and the Faculty for Aerospace Engineering.
The Foundation Gas Turbine Education (SGO)was founded in January 1990, by DGTA.
The objectives of the SGO are twofold:
1. support and continuation of gas turbine education at university level;
2. support of education in the field of gas turbines; HBO and MBO level.
From the late 90s, the objectives of the foundation expanded from only education into gas turbine research. In consultation with the industry, subjects have been formulated, funding was found and PhD candidates have been recruited. Two of them have started in 2009, on projects supported by KLM and by Electrabel.
The Foundation is financed by additional contributions from DGTA-members and contributions from other turbine related companies and institutions in the Netherlands.
De secretariat of the SGO is hosted by DGTA.