Friday, 9 November 2012

Process Mineralogy '12 draws to a close

All good things must end, and the last two days have been more than good, with top-level papers from all over the world.

Last night we had the opportunity to relax at the very informal conference dinner at the Gold Restaurant in the city. This was a truly memorable African experience, with 14 courses capturing the flavours of many African countries, and great entertainment provided by the restaurant staff (and some of the delegates!). Look out for more photos on MEI Online in a few weeks time.

Today's final sessions are dominated by papers on geometallurgy, and one of the delegates,Eric Pirard, has announced that four top-level engineering schools in Europe (Liege, Nancy , Lulea & Freiberg) have joined their forces to offer an exclusive Master in Georesources Engineering. This full-English Erasmus Mundus program is aimed at providing innovative education in geometallurgy for students holding a bachelor in engineering or in geology. Courses include among others: mining geology, geomodelling, process mineralogy and mineral processing.

Funded by the EU for five years, this program will start in September 2013 and offer fellowships to fifteen EU and non-EU students.
Applications are open online until Dec 31st 2012.
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