Human capital will remain the guarantor of sustainable development of the world economy in the future. This means that improving the system of training competent personnel and creating conditions for a painless change of generations in the most important sectors of the national economy should be a priority task for all national governments of all states of the world. This was the leitmotif of the International Competition for Young Scientists “Topical Problems of Subsoil Use".
St. Petersburg Mining University first time organized this forum 16 years ago. This year, for the first time, it was held in online format. However, this only heated up interest in it. Over three days, about 800 people from 49 countries of the world were able to present their reports selected during national competitions to experts (top managers of the largest mining and oil and gas companies, as well as leading scientists from 22 countries were in their role).
In total, the participants were the delegates of 295 foreign universities and scientific organizations from all continents and 62 Russian engineering universities. Their presentations on the ZOOM and YouTube platforms were watched by over two thousand people. Compared to the first such conference, the number of participants increased in more than 10 times, and since last year’s conference in one-and-a-half times.
From the Russian side, Rector of Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko set the tone of the forum in his the opening speech.