From March 25th to 28th, the 5th VDEh-Seminar on Ironmaking took place in Duisburg, Germany. Two of our PhD-researchers, Michael Zarl and Daniel Spreitzer and also one of our guest researchers, Takero Adachi, participated at those four days of lectures, teamwork tasks and a site visit to Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann. One of the lecturers with the topic “Direct and smelting reduction processes”was given by Prof. Schenk. The seminar deepened the expertise of all participants in the field of ironmaking.