Coordination Meeting and Staff Training within the EMINReM Project at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg

From April 22 to May 3, 2024, a coordination meeting and a series of staff trainings were held on the basis of TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) on the mining curricula modernization. Master students` training within developed curricula will begin in 2024/2025 academic year at partner HEIs involved in the EMINReM Project.

The key motivation behind such modernizations is to increase the efficiency and environmental friendliness of mining operations thanks to application of advanced knowledge of new generation of mining engineers for mining industry impact minimization on the environment, which is an urgent challenge for the EU, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on the way to climate neutrality defined in the European Green Deal.

3 participants from each of 7 partner-country University took part in the staff training. These staff members represented the profile Departments at which the developed curricula will be taught.

Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), Prof. Francisco De Borja Diaz Cabezas, Prof. Francisco Antonio Corpas Iglesias (University of Jaen, Spain), Prof. Enes Zengin, Prof. Oktay Şahbaz and Prof. Kaan Erarslan (Kutahya Dumlupinar University, Turkey) acted as trainers. The coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine Svitlana Shytikova also joined the Coordination Meeting with a welcome speech.

In addition, the participants got acquainted with the educational and laboratory base of the Host University, including the laboratory mine “Reiche Zeche” and the laboratory of IT and virtual/augmented reality, some developments of which will be implemented in the educational process of partner-country Universities.

EMINReM consortium sincerely thanks the Host University and in particular prof. Carsten Drebenstedt for organizing a meaningful and interesting program, as well as to the lecturers from the University of Jaen and Kutahya Dumlupinar Universityfor providing a large volume of innovative materials for Master students training! We wish all participants productive work on the teaching materials development and fruitful communication within the EMINReM partnership!