On Wednesday, December 4, an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation of the International Competence Centre for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO and the Technical University of Leoben was signed in Austria. Chairman of the Governing Board of the Center Vladimir Litvinenko and Rector of the Alpine University Wilfried Eichelseder signed the agreement. The Burgomaster Kurt Wallner, representatives of the ministries of science and research and technology and innovation, and assistant to the head of the Presidential Administration Kirill Molodtsov also attended the ceremony.
The Technical University of Leoben has become the backbone university of the Center in Austria. This means the joining scientific efforts and the exchange of students within the framework of summer schools; the Alpine university also will coordinate the work of all higher specialized educational institutions in Austria.