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The OpenYourMine Master education program aims at strengthening MSc students creativity, entrepreneurship and skills for the sustainable development of mineral resources in Europe.
Every year, we will bring together about 40 MSc students having background in geology, environment, economy, and sociology to attend 4 teaching units (3 ECTS each) dedicated to mineral resources and sustainable development, namely i) Mineral resources and sustainable development, ii) Raw material-energy nexus, iii) New communication strategies for mining business, and iv) Field trip - the Iberian Pyrite Belt and its mining history. These ECTS will be included and shared among already existing master curriculars dedicated to georesources, economy of sustainable development, and sociology of innovation from the 3 universities (University Grenoble Alps - France, Nova University of Lisbon – Portugal, and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology - Poland) participating in this project. KGHM Cuprum our industrial partner will provide access to geological/environmental data sets for co-creation of case studies and to a network of mining industrials in Europe. OpenYourMine relies on innovative educational approaches based on blended-learning, inverted pedagogy, crowd sourcing contest, and use of state-of-the-art tools for data visualization and integration. It also relies on a strong industry involvement (e.g. AREVA-Orano, Rio Tinto, KGHM, Almonty) at several level in the proposed curricular: co-creation of case study, participation to short-courses and worhshops, adaptation of teaching contents, and placement of student. By embedding these experts within the university curriculum, we will buit a strong dedicated network of skilled geoscientists that can steer the mineral resources industry going forward, in accordance with the principles of environmental protection and social coexistence.
To ensure the conditions of sustainable mineral supply, we will open the mind and imagination of the next generation of mineral resource managers. The OpenYourMine project will also provide a platform for students and experts from academic, economic and industrial domains to meet and discuss today's and tomorrow's needs and opportunities in mineral supply in Europe.

Lead Parner, UGA: Laurent Truche (ISTerre)

Partners :
KGHM Cuprum sp. z o.o. Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe (KGHM Cuprum Ltd. Research & Development Centre)
Politechnika Wroclawska (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, WUST)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon) - Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA)

EIT Raw Materials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), is a body of the European Union: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/

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Mis à jour le 9 juin 2022