Centre universitaire de recherche sur l’aluminium (CURAL)
Founded in 2000, CURAL brings together a group of researchers from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) whose shared focus is aluminium. The organization's members have over 30 years of expertise in researching the raw materials, processes and production of aluminium. CURAL employs a multidisciplinary applied research approach that can be a motivating force for fundamental research and practical developments. With a well-established international reputation, CURAL works closely with public and private research centres active in the field of aluminium. Its aim is to share research expertise, human resources and physical resources as well as maintain a critical mass in a field that constitutes one of UQAC's niches of excellence.