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The German Lignite Industry in 2021

Germany’s domestic lignite output increased by 18.9 Mt, which equals 17.6 %, from 107.4 Mt to 126.3 Mt between 2020 and 2021. The lignite extracted in 2021 had a net calorific value of 39.3 Mtce. Of that output 111.5 Mt, or about 88.3 %, were used in utility power plants supplying the general public. This translates into an increase of 19.8 % compared to the previous year. ...

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Digital Media in Mining Education

Digital technologies are taking over university teaching and changing the ways in which academic knowledge is disseminated. At the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, the transfer of knowledge and principles of professional practice in mining is enriched by using innovative, digital communication media. 1  Digitalisation of mining education Currently, universities are exploring, trying and ...

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Corona Pandemic and Teaching in Mining

With the beginning of the corona pandemic, contacts were restricted and events were banned. The teaching had to adapt. Online lectures replaced face-to-face events. The Institute for Mining and Special Civil Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg/Germany, was able to implement corresponding courses immediately and also found regulations for internships and excursions. Discrepancy between the imperatives of science and the ...

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Julius Weisbach and Non-Academic Geo-Montane Education in Freiberg/Saxony

The small university town of Freiberg offers even more educational opportunities in the geo-montane sector. The Vocational School Centre (BSZ), Freiberg/Germany, named after Freiberg’s famous scientist Julius Weisbach, bundles non-university education in Freiberg. With the newly installed technical school training to become a mining technician, it is now possible to pursue a complete professional career as a miner in Freiberg ...

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Special Qualification-Courses for Technicians

Each summer when the vacations/holidays come to an end, the Fachschule für Wirtschaft und Technik (FWT) in Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany, offers new courses in which students can attain the qualification of a “State Certified Technician”. These courses can serve as a stepping-stone towards interesting and demanding jobs especially for those who are ambitious to face tasks with higher responsibility – and higher ...

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