The XVI International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers "Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources”, jointly organized by Saint-Petersburg Mining University and the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO, successfully finished on 17-19 June, 2020.
This year Forum-Contest was held in a fundamentally new online format using the Zoom platform. The Forum covered 17 topical areas of the mineral resource sector.
The overall number of Forum participants was more than 2000 people. The number of Forum presenters was 857 students, postgraduate students and young researchers from 233 Russian and overseas universities and companies from 51 countries – from Australia, Japan, China to Ecuador, USA and Mexico. The Expert Committee consisted of more than 200 representatives of overseas and Russian universities and companies from 25 countries.
According to the results of the Forum-Contest, the best presenters were selected in each topical session. The Organizing Committee also selected presentations outstanding in terms of scientific achievement.