Abowerbung
Home » Highlights

Highlights

Modern Mining Engineering Education Transforming Towards the Digital Era

During the last decades, a transformation in various fields influencing education can be observed: Learning habits change, e. g., due to substantial changes in the channels and media used to acquire information. Teaching alternatives become broader and digital and follow these changes. Graduated profiles need to address 21st century skills for the work beyond the 4th industrial revolution. The transformation and ...

Read More »

RWTH Aachen University – Raising the Profile of the University’s Degree Courses on Energy and Natural Resources

About 900 students have enrolled on the Specialist Group for Raw Materials and Waste Disposal Technology (FRE) at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany. This is the young talent whose know-how is now very much in demand both in Germany and around the world. With its Bachelor’s Degree course “Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply”, its Master’s courses on “Sustainable Energy Supply” and ...

Read More »

Empowerment Teaching: A 7-Phase Model to Secure an Effective International Know-How Transfer in Engineering Education

International know-how transfer is the basis for reaching scientific excellence jointly all around the world. But: How can we transfer our know-how effectively from country A to country B? What are the prerequisites especially in applied sciences like engineering? Having given numerous lectures around the world during the last 15 years, the authors are convinced that participatory teaching methods can ...

Read More »

Introduction to the EU H2020-Project International ­Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN)

The H2020-Project INTERMIN commenced in February 2018. Its goal is to create a feasible, long-lasting international network of technical and vocational training centres for mineral raw materials’ professionals. Specific objectives of the project are to develop common metrics and reference points for quality assurance and recognition of training and to create a comprehensive competency model for employment across the primary ...

Read More »

An Example of a University-Industry Collaboration to Undertake Focused Research

The School of Mining Engineering (Wits Mining) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg/South Africa, has a long history of Mining Engineering education, being the oldest and largest on the African continent. Wits Mining has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with one of the largest gold mining companies in the world with a common commitment to education, research and ...

Read More »

Mining in German School Education – Status and Developments

In fact, schools are not enviable – a large number of studies indicates a continuous criticism. The comments range i. e. from a poor performance in basic subjects such as mathematics to an inadequate preparation of school leavers for vocational training and suitability for STEM-subjects. Thus, this article follows a further examination of the school-based approach. The central question which is ...

Read More »

Comparative Survey of International Repository Projects

In 2011 the Federal Republic of Germany decided that it would completely phase out nuclear power by the end of 2022. However, nuclear energy continues to be developed at international level and this means the ongoing generation of radioactive waste. While many different disposal and storage solutions have been implemented around the world to deal with low and intermediate-level radioactive ...

Read More »

Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste – Results of the Project CREATIEF

Currently, more than 30 countries throughout the world use nuclear energy to generate electricity. Almost all countries contemplate how to safely store and dispose of radioactive waste in the long term. Repositories for low- and intermediate-level waste of various designs have been in operation throughout the world for decades. In 2015, Finland was the first country, however, that obtained a ...

Read More »

Continuing Liability and Distribution of Responsibility for Radioactive Waste – and after Coal Phase-Out

Final disposal site mining is mainly characterised by the transfer of the responsibility for the disposal to the Disposal Fund. But apart from that, the energy companies remain responsible – without any option of being released from liability. This continuing responsibility is laid down in the German Continuing Liability Act (Nachhaftungsgesetz). Is there also a continuing liability for the mining ...

Read More »

What is High Performance Mining? A Discussion

Fluctuating commodity prices, high upfront investment costs, long development periods, the high variability due to the uniqueness of each deposit, and the imperfection and uncertainty of information about mineral reserves even after mining commences, have always been challenges for the mining industry. However, in addition to those inherent challenges, today’s new deposits have increasingly complex geological formations, are at greater ...

Read More »