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Supporting Research and Learning


Thermo-Calc Software has a strong presence in academia. Our tools are used at top universities around the world for teaching on a range of topics, such as basic thermodynamics, phase diagrams, materials design, and metallurgy, as well as used extensively for research purposes in a variety of fields.

Free Educational Package

We proudly offer free educational materials intended for teaching and learning basic thermodynamics and kinetic theory at an undergraduate level. This is achieved through a cooperation with Professors Mats Hillert and Malin Selleby from the department of Materials Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Discounted License for Academic Research

Thermo-Calc Software has long supported universities in teaching and research. We offer discounted pricing to academic institutions that have authority to teach and examine undergraduate students. Please ask about this when you request a quotation.


The Thermo-Calc suite of products is ideal for research in an academic environment because it provides information that is essential for understanding the properties of materials and addressing engineering challenges without requiring experimental work or relying on handbooks that may have outdated or missing information. Learn how our products are used for research in academia.

How to Cite Thermo-Calc

Thermo-Calc Software products have been cited over 33,000 times in peer-reviewed journal articles, but it can be difficult to know how to cite our products. If you need to cite Thermo-Calc or any of the Add-on Modules or databases, we have instructions to help you out.

Thermo-Calc Used by Top Universities

Thermo-Calc Software is used by top universities around the world that specialize in materials science. According to the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, 72 of the top 100 schools that specialize in materials science use our software and databases for research and teaching purposes.

Use Cases

Read about a research center at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden that is using Thermo-Calc to improve the materials design process, with the goal of developing ways to create better materials faster. Read the story.

Read about how one PhD student is using our tools in his research to design novel alloys that will benefit the transport and energy sector. Read the story.

MSIT Advanced School Seminar and Winter School

We support a few third-party courses and workshops through sponsorships and teaching at the events. The courses are not directly offered by Thermo-Calc Software, but we believe that many of our users will find them useful.

8th MSIT Winter School on Materials Chemistry: 21 – 26 January 2024 at the Schloß Ringberg, Tegernsee, Germany.

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Get Started with Thermo-Calc

Learn how to use Thermo-Calc with our Getting Started Guide or our video tutorials that show you how to set up the most common calculation types.

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