The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Competence Centre for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO Vladimir Litvinenko and the rector of the LUT University, Lappeenranta, Juha-Matti Saksa signed a cooperation agreement. It stipulates specific actions by the parties aimed at fulfilling the duties of the Finnish branch of the Competence Center.
Among them is the promotion of sustainable development principles at the national and international levels as applied to the mineral sector of the economy; support for UNESCO priorities; strengthening global cooperation in science and education. For example, the partners from Suomi have committed themselves to admit up to 15 Master’s degree students from the partner universities of the Center for Master’s double degree programs annually, as well as to organize exchange of teachers and postgraduates.
Over the next three years, scientists from St. Petersburg Mining University and LUT will conduct several joint research studies. Their topics will include wastewater treatment, waste management, and enrichment of poor ores. In addition, specific agreements were reached on collective work in the field of increasing publication activity and promotion in the most status international ratings of higher education institutions.