Tuesday, 5 April 2016
The QS World Ranking of Top Mineral & Mining Universities has just been published and I am sure that anyone involved with the minerals industry will find this a very strange list indeed.
Many of the Universities and Institutions in the top 100 have no minerals departments, and of the top 10, I would personally recognise only 4 as minerals industry universities of repute. Many, including Oxford and Cambridge, are certainly fine universities, but do they have such a deserved reputation in the minerals industry?
What I find very worrying is that the Camborne School of Mines, one of the oldest and most respected mining schools, does not even rate a mention. Surely it merits similar stature to the other CSM, the Colorado School of Mines, which deservedly is in the top 10 and arguably rates its number 1 position.
I don't want to analyse this list in any detail, but would like the views of as many people in the minerals industry as possible, so I invite you to add your comments, and to make your colleagues in the industry aware of this and encourage them to comment also.
Posted by MEI at 10:58