NETWORKING UNIVERSITIES

Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza w Krakowie (AGH University of Science and Technology)

The Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering (Faculty of Mining until 2002) is the oldest faculty of the AGH University of Science and Technology. It was established in 1919. The mission of the faculty is to educate engineers and conduct research at the highest level in line with the current and future needs of the economy and the challenges of a modern civilization. The faculty is a large and interdisciplinary unit. It educates students and conducts scientific research in five disciplines: mining engineering , environmental engineering, civil engineering, production engineering and revitalization of degradated areas. A strength of the faculty is a close bond with industry, which is related to conducting scientific research commissioned by various institutions and companies, as well as the organization of student practical trainings and internships in the areas connected with particular fields of study. The Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection has the most environmental profile among the technical faculties of AGH UST. It is the only faculty in Poland which educates students of geology to become specialists in applied geology, geophysics and computer science, and at the same time, it offers university-type of education, including the environmental aspects of geological sciences and tourismWebsite

Politechnika Wroclawska (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology) - WUST

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is one of the most respected and highest ranking Polish Universities of Technology. The Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology is one of the sixteen faculties. In the national ranking of mining engineering programmes the Faculty was classified as 1-st in 2017 and third in 2018. The field of study Mining and Geology has received the national accreditation. Master and bachelor programs are offered also in the field of study Geodesy and Cartography. Among Polish students the option of international mobility is highly appreciated therefore one of the strategic aims of the Faculty is increasing the internationalization of studies. For many years the Faculty participated in exchange and multi-diploma programs under the umbrella of the Federation of European Mineral Programs. Website

Miskolci Egyetem (University of Miskolc)

UM is a KIC Raw Materials Associate Partner in CLC East. It is the largest higher educational institution in North Hungary. It has eight faculties, over 10 thousand students and around two thousand full time academic staff. With its highly qualified academic staff, well-equipped laboratories, instruments and equipment, the University is a major research centre of international scientific research and technical development. The series of research activities going on at the university comprise fundamental, applied and development research in the following fields: natural, technical and social sciences, as well as the humanities and arts. Established in 1735 as an Academy of Mining, Metallurgy and Forestry, the university is the oldest academic institution dedicated to mining in the European Union. The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering (ME-MFK) has more than 280 years of teaching and research experience in relation to mining and geology. The Faculty has wide international cooperation and strong industrial partnerships. International teaching and research programmes are carried out in different fields of Earth sciences including mining, minerals processing, environmental engineering and geographyWebsite

Sveučilište u Zagrebu (University of Zagreb)

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (UNIZG-RGNF) organizes and conducts research and higher education activities. RGNF is providing several life-long learning programs: Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining School (DIM ESEE), Engineering seminar in explosive protection (PEX seminar), Petroleum Engineering summer school (PESS); and actively participates within EIT KIC Raw materials consortium (UNIZG is associated partner since 2015), International consortium on landslides(ICL), CO2GeoNet, ENeRG and ESEIA. Faculty conducted Strategy for Management of Mineral Resources in the Republic of Croatia and was a partner institution in preparation of the Energy Strategy of the Republic of Croatia. Recent faculty strategic documents foster development of education and scientific research in order to support associated industry. Recent RGNF strategic documents foster development of education and scientific research in order to support associated industry in the fields of: economic geology; exploration and environmental geochemistry; exploration geophysics; reserve estimation; environmental impact assessment; mining and geotechnical engineering; waste management; legal issues related to mining cycle. Website

MENTORING UNIVERSITIES

Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University)

Aalto University was created by the merger of three highly-regarded Finnish universities with a combined 300-year history: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The six schools of Aalto (ARTS, BIZ, CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI) are all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. One of Aalto’s focus areas in research and education is materials and sustainable processing and use of natural resources. At Aalto, the value chain for metallic materials covers non-renewable natural resources and recycled materials with strong emphasis on advanced metals and minerals recovery processes including systems thinking and product-oriented materials sustainability. Website

Technische Universitaet Wien (Vienna University of Technology)

TU Wien is Austria’s largest technical and scientific university. It sees itself primarily as a research institution. As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum – from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science, to applied technological research and partnership with industry. The mission of TU Wien is “technology for people” and through its research TU Wien “develops scientific excellence” and “enhance comprehensive competence” with the aim to bring together solid basic research with scientific engineering work across various disciplines on the one hand and project collaboration with other universities, research institutes and businesses on the other, enabling the university to conduct development work in almost all fields of technology. TU Wien has honed its research profile with the definition of five key research areas and establishment of cross-sectoral collaboration centres and is set to intensify its efforts in the continuation of this process. The research area dealing with “Materials and Matter” is one of the five research focal areas of the university. TU Wien is achieving important pioneering work in many different research projects in the search for the materials of tomorrow. TU Wien is strongly involved with energy efficient construction, with new, environmentally friendly building materials and with environmentally friendly buildings technology. Website

RESEARCH PARTNER

La Palma Research Centre - LPRC

La Palma Research Centre (LPRC) is an independent, internationally active geoscience think-tank headquartered in Spain. LPRC works in the intersection of minerals, technology foresights and public awareness raising related to technology and science. With the help of technology foresights, the Centre assesses the long-term future of converging technologies with the aim to promote emerging innovations that are likely to produce the greatest economic and social benefits. The main area of focus is seeking out novel technologies for the sustainable production of mineral raw materials by creating new bridges between research communities in mining engineering and robotics. LPRC is a regular participant and (co-)organiser of conferences and high-level events that are aimed at the mobilisation of the raw materials (mining and mineral exploration) community.  Website