Timeline of the Centre

The history of the International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO began in 2012, when the World Forum of Resource Universities was established at the initiative of St. Petersburg Mining University and Freiberg Mining Academy. Participants of the Forum sessions in Freiberg (Germany), Trondheim (Norway), Leoben (Austria), and Akita (Japan) worked out proposals for UNESCO to unite all foremost mining universities of the world to solve global issues of the world economy, train personnel and increase the safety and efficiency of the use of raw materials.

19.02 2019

The first joint meeting of the Supervisory Board and Governing Board of the Center

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14.01 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation received an official notification from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the entry into force of the “Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the establishment of an International Center of Competence in Mining Engineering Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO.”

30.10 2018

The President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 372-FZ dated 30.10.2018 “On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the establishment of an International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO.”

24.10 2018

The Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation approved the draft Federal Law “On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the Establishment of an International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO” and a corresponding decree No. 439-SF was issued.

18.10 2018

The State Duma adopted a resolution “On the Federal Law ‘On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the Establishment of an International Competence Center for Mining and Technology Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO’” ( draft No. 542836-7).

07.03 2018

At the UNESCO headquarters in Paris (France), Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation A.V. Novak and Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay signed an Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the establishment of an International Competence Center in Mining Engineering Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO.

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Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the UNESCO regarding the establishment of the Centre (dated 07.03.2018)665.09 KB
12.12 2017

The Government of the Russian Federation issued Decree No. 2783-r “On Signing the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the Establishment of an International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO.” The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation was assigned the coordinator for the work of the Center from the Government of the Russian Federation. The activities of the Center to be funded under the “Development of Science and Technology” state program.

07.11 2017

At the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, the resolution of the Executive Board of UNESCO got approved.

13.10 2017

At the 202nd session of the UNESCO Executive Board at the Headquarters in Paris, France, based on the results of the on-site examination and a speech by representatives of St. Petersburg Mining University on behalf of the Russian Federation, the decision to establish the Center was unanimously adopted.

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Executive Board 202 EX/18700.17 KB
22.09 2017

The 2nd International Council of Rectors of Universities with a Mining-Engineering Profile of education took place, where the composition of the international supervisory board of programs from the foremost universities of the world was formed. The idea of creating the Center received the support of federal executive bodies of the CIS and other countries: Austria, Belarus, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Ecuador, Chile, etc.

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Booklet for the event2.47 MB
19.06 2017

An on-site examination was conducted on the feasibility of establishing the proposed Center; experts from the UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector Ms. Rovani Sigomani and Mr. Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga evaluated the proposed project and the Center’s contribution to the implementation of UNESCO programs. Based on the results of the examination, a report was prepared in the name of the Director-General of UNESCO in support of the establishing the Center at the basis of St. Petersburg Mining University.

14.06 2017

At a meeting of the Government Commission on the Fuel and Energy Complex chaired by Deputy Prime Minister A.V. Dvorkovich, Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University Professor V.S. Litvinenko presented a report on the feasibility of establishing the Center. Members of the Government Commission unanimously approved the idea and the concept of the Center.

22.09 2016

The concept of the Center proposed by Mining University was supported by the delegates of the First International Council of Rectors of Universities with a mining engineering scope of education, in which more than 400 representatives from more than 50 countries took part. As a result of the event, a resolution was adopted in which the idea of creating the Center got absolute support.

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Booklet for the event2.78 MB
13.12 2015

Sessions of the Third All-Russian Congress of UNESCO Departments and the Top-Level Discussion Panel of the 4th meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council under the UN Secretary-General, in which UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova took part, were held at St. Petersburg Mining University. As part of the event, a Communiqué was signed on the creation of the “International Competence Center in Mining Education.”

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Communique1.43 MB