Since 2005 the International Forum-Contest of students and young researchers has been held in Saint-Petersburg mining university. In 2020 the Forum-Contest was attended by:
registered at the forum
participants and experts
universities and companies
Since 2018 the Forum-Contest has been held under the patronage of the International Competence Center for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.
The XVII International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers “Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources” is the second stage of the International Forum-Contest of Young Scientists.
For seventeen years the Forum-Contest has been an open platform for discussing topical issues of development of Russian and global mineral resources and fuel and energy complexes. During 3 days the participants will be able to present their research and discuss the most important sector-specific issues with the top experts of mineral resources complex using Zoom.
Participation in the Forum-Contest is a unique opportunity to make a presentation in front of the audience who represent more than 50 countries, to meet the representatives of government institutions and specialists from academic and business communities, to find potential partners and share the ideas with young researchers from other countries.
The forum-competition is a competition of scientific reports on specific topics held remotely using the Zoom service. Demonstration of the reports is carried out by means of the same service.
The service allows participants from anywhere in the world to give a talk and broadcast a presentation in real time, and for listeners to ask questions, both by text message and live. Each participant will have up to 10 minutes to make a presentation and 5 minutes to answer experts’ questions.
The participants will need a minimum set of equipment: a computer (laptop) with a camera and a microphone and Internet access. All participants will be provided with the necessary technical support and links to the videoconference.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS
1. Graduate students of Bachelor's and Specialist's degree courses, Master's students of all courses of studies, postgraduate students and young scientists up to 35 years old without a PhD degree with a level of English proficiency at least B1-B2, whose study area or subjects of research correspond to the list of breakout sessions are invited to participate in the Forum-Contest.
2. All the papers within the breakout sessions should be made in English.
3. To participate in the Forum-Contest it is necessary to fill out the registration form and upload the 1.5-2 pages abstract in English.
4. You can only participate in the Forum-Contest with a presentation based on the short-listed abstract after the pre-selection of applications. There is no organizational fee for the participants.
THE CREATIVE PROJECT COMPETITION
THE CREATIVE PROJECT COMPETITION FOR BACHELORS AND MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, ACADEMIES, INSTITUTIONS, UNIVERSITIES (hereinafter – the Competition) is held for the purpose of multicultural development and exchange of best practices in the international educational space, introduction to teaching techniques of various architectural schools, demonstration of the best works of bachelors and masters, stimulating the student community to professional development and creating solutions that meet the current challenges.
The competition is held in the following nominations:
• Individual House Project,
• Terraced House Project,
• Mid-Rise House Project,
• Multi-Storey Residential Building with Public Premises (Bachelor's Project),
• Multi-Storey Residential Building with Public Premises (Master's Project),
• Public Building Project (Bachelor's Project),
• Public Building Project (Master's Project).
Bachelors, starting from the second year of study, and masters of architectural schools, colleges, academies, institutions, universities of the world (hereinafter – participants) can participate in the Competition. Only individual participation is possible. Each participant can submit one project, in no more than two nominations. The participant must register on the Forum-Contest’s website myouth.spmi.ru. Participation in the Competition is in absentia.
Project submitting requirements:
1. The project submitted for the Competition should have dimensions of 1x1 meter for next nominations:
- Individual House Project,
- Terraced House Project.
2. The project submitted for the Competition should have dimensions of 2x1 meter (horizontal arrangement) for next nominations:
- Mid-Rise House Project,
- Multi-Storey Residential Building with Public Premises (Bachelor's Project),
- Multi-Storey Residential Building with Public Premises (Master's Project),
- Public Building Project (Bachelor's Project),
- Public Building Project (Master's Project).
3. The content for the Competition should be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Image resolution should be at least 200 dpi.
4. The maximum file size for 1x1 meter projects may not exceed 20 Mb.
5. The maximum file size for 2x1 meter projects may not exceed 45 Mb.
6. Project structure:
- project name;
- a key plan indicating the design object location and environment;
- general plan of the design area;
- floor plans (unique and typical floors);
- perspective views (views from the man's height, a general view of an object from a bird’s flight, views in natural daylight are mandatory; night views, as a supplement, are possible if appropriate);
- brief summary of the project, description (less than 1000 characters);
- Technical and Economic Parameters Characterizing the Project,
7. The scale of plans, facades, and sections is selected at the discretion of the author based on the rationale, readability of the drawings, dimensions of the designed facility.
8. All projects are made in English.
Participation is free. The competition is held anonymously. Therefore, the name of architectural school, college, academy, institution, university, as well as surname, name, patronymic of the author or authors of the project, their lead or leads are not indicated on the board. Upon receipt of each project, the organizing committee assigns to it an identification number.
The titles of the submitted files must contain the full participant's and university name (e.g., John_Smith_SPMI.jpg).
The deadline for registering and submitting content for the Competition is May 24, 2021.
Email address for sending project files/links to file hosting services with downloaded projects: email@example.com.
By submitting materials for the Competition, the participant/participants agrees/agree with the provisions of the Competition and also provides/provide the right to publish his/their project in the media, on the websites of the Competition organizer, in periodicals and catalogs (with the indication of author).
1. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE FIELD OF DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF HYDROCARBON FIELDS
• Effective Technologies of Hydrocarbon Extraction, Including Methods to Increase Oil and Gas Recovery Rate;
• Advanced Technologies of Opening and Development of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs;
• Prospects for Natural Gas, NGV Fuel, and LNG Markets;
• Natural Gas as a Transitional Fuel;
• Intelligent Oil & Gas Enterprise;
• Gas Hydrates: Extraction Technologies and Development Prospects
2. PROMISING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS IN WELL CONSTRUCTION
• Drilling of Directional and Horizontal Oil and Gas Wells;
• Drilling-in in Complicated Conditions
• Innovative Construction Technologies
3. TOPICAL ISSUES OF PIPELINE TRANSPORT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
• Efficient Technologies for Transporting Oil and Natural Gas;
• Methods for Loss Reduction in Hydrocarbon Transportation
4. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY OF NATURAL ENERGY SOURCES, CARBON MATERIALS AND INORGANIC SUBSTANCES
5. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING PROCEDURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR MINERAL PROCESSING AND METALLURGY
• Chemical Technologies of Inorganic Substances and Hydrocarbons;
• Synthesis and Processing of Petroleum Products;
• Pyro- and Hydrometallurgical Processes;
• Obtaining Materials with Unique Properties;
• Advanced Processing of Minerals to Produce High-quality Concentrates;
• Closed-cycle Technologies and Recycling of Industrial and Household Waste;
• Advanced Processing of Coals and Coal Materials
6.SOLID MINERALS EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES LABOR PROTECTION AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
• Solid Minerals Extraction Technologies by Open-cast, Underground, and Combined Methods;
• Modern Blast Technologies;
• Management Systems for Labor Protection and Industrial Safety at the Enterprises of the Mineral Resources Sector
• Gas Emission Control During Underground Mining of Solid Minerals;
• Thermal and Dust-gas Conditions of Mines and Ore Workings;
• Mining Works 4.0 (Intelligent Mine)
7. GEOMECHANICS AND MINE SURVEYING IN MINING AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
• Technologies of Underground Space Development;
• Ground Control in the Process of Mining Solid Minerals.
8. GEODESY, GEOINFORMATICS, LAND MANAGEMENT AND CADASTER
• Geodesy, Geodynamics, and Terrestrial Monitoring;
• Topical Issues of Land Management and Cadastre.
9. PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION OF MINERAL DEPOSITS, MINERALOGY, PETROLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, HYDROGEOLOGY, GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, AND GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES
• Geology, Exploration, and Prospecting of Solid Minerals;
• Geotectonics, Geodynamics, Regional Geology, and Stratigraphy;
• Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry;
• Digital Technologies of the Survey, Prospecting, and Modeling of Hydrocarbon Fields;
• Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering;
• Geophysics and Geophysical Techniques for Mineral Exploration and Prospecting.
10. INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION OF OIL AND GAS DEPOSITS
• Geology, Exploration, and Prospecting of Oil & Gas Deposits
11. ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND GLOBAL INVESTMENT TRENDS
• Principles of Circular Economy and Cost-effective Use of Resources;
• Economics of Critical Materials;
• the Role of Stock Exchanges and Investment Companies in Industrial Economics;
• Current Requirements to the Quality of Human Resources in the Mineral Resources Sector;
• Economic and Legal Issues of Energy Industry Development;
• Innovative Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Funding in the Mineral Resources Sector;
• Development of Strategizing and Business Modeling in the Companies of the Mineral Resources Sector.
12. INFORMATION TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
• Digitalization and Automation of Technological Processes in Metallurgy and Mining, Oil Refining and Mechanical Engineering;
• Digital Logistics Centers and Computer Simulators;
• Industrial Mechatronics Systems and Robotechnics;
• Intelligent Energy-saving Technologies;
• Information Technologies and Cybersecurity in the Mineral Resources Sector.
13. INNOVATIONS AND PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENTS OF MINING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
• Technologies, Equipment, and Automation of Machinery Production;
• Mining Machinery and Equipment;
• Materials Science and Materials-processing Technologies;
• Instrumentation, Metrology, and Metrological Assurance;
• Transportation Systems and Logistics in the Mineral Resources Sector;
• Automotive Vehicles, Implementation of Transportation and Management for Automobile Transport.
14. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE ENTERPRISE OF THE MINERAL RESOURCES SECTOR
• Electrification and Automation of Mining Facility;
• Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources;
• Intelligent Technologies and Digital Transformation in Power Engineering;
• Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Technologies.
15. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
• Monitoring and Assessment of the Technogenic Impact of Industrial Facilities of the Mineral Resources Sector on Components of the Environment;
• Issues of Sustainable Development of Regions and Industrial Agglomerations;
• Rational Use and Conservation of Natural Resources;
• Assessment and Control of Ecological Safety in the Process of Mineral Resources Sector Industrial Facilities’ Operations.
16. WASTE MANAGEMENT UTILIZATION, WATER TREATMENT, OFF-GAS TREATMENT, AND LAND RECLAMATION
• Innovation Methods of Gas Treatment;
• Innovation Methods of Water Treatment;
• Advanced Techniques of Reclamation and Revegetation of Derelict and Contaminated Areas;
• Innovation Methods of Production and Consumption Waste Disposal.
17. TOPICAL ISSUES AND CONTRADICTIONS OF MODERN SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT
• World Fuel and Energy Complex as an Area of Interest, Conflicts, and Contradictions Between the Actors of Political Relations;
• Social and Political Conflicts in Modern Society among Young People;
• Policy of International Cooperation in Management and Resolution of Social and Political Conflicts: Theory and Practice;
• Role of Mediation in the System of Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution;
• Engineering Education: Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Research and Development Trends.
18. CURRENT ASPECTS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN ACTIVITIES
• Spatial Development Strategies and Comfortable Urban Environment;
• Architectural and Urban Heritage: Understanding and Preservation;
• Current Trends in the Development of Underground Urbanism;
• Global Environmental Issues and Energy-saving Technologies in Architecture and Civil Engineering;
• Green Architecture in Cities;
• Advanced Trends in the Development of Architectural and Urban Theoretical Research;
• Innovations in Architectural Design.
19. COMPETITION OF CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR BACHELORS AND MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, ACADEMIES, INSTITUTIONS, UNIVERSITIES
International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO presents professional short-term programs - international summer schools, each of which has been created by leading teachers and specialists of Saint Petersburg Mining University.
Summer schools include lectures, workshops, master classes, trainings and production tours.
All short-term programs will be held in person on the basis of Saint Petersburg Mining University.
At the end of the program, participants will receive certificates of completion of the summer school.
Summer Schools Topics:
1. Digital Mining.
2. Technologies of Oil and Gas Wells Construction.
3. Chemical Engineering in Oil and Gas Production.
4. Smart Home Energy Efficiency.
5. Visualization of Digital Prototypes of Mines and Mining Equipment.
6. Rock Mechanics in Development of Mineral Deposits and Underground Space of Megacities.
7. Development of Offshore Deposits.
8. Environmental Challenges of Megacities.
Registration for summer schools and production tours (as part of summer schools) is open.
Detailed descriptions of the summer schools are available via the link.
COLLECTION OF ABSTRACTS
As a result of International Forum-Contest the abstracts of the reporters (guidelines for abstracts) will be published in the annual collection.
Abstracts submission deadline – till May 14, 2021.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM-CONTEST 2020
The winners of the Forum-contest will have a possibility of publishing a full-text article after internal and external review, in a separate collection of CRS Press/Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group, Netherlands).
The International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education was established on the basis of St. Petersburg Mining University in accordance with the Agreement of March 7, 2018 between the Government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The Mission of the Centre is to promote the principle of sustainable development at the national and international levels with regard to mineral resources sector of economy, in support of UNESCO’s global priorities.
The primary goals of the Centre are:
1. to exercise influence on policy-making in the field of mining engineering education at the national and interstate levels, formulate recommendations and proposals, promote global dialogue between the states and universities
2. to develop the systems of higher, engineering and vocational education for training manpower for mining industry (as a part of lifelong learning) including the whole scope of knowledge, skills and experience which contribute to mining specialist’s integration into the international professional environment
3. to create an efficient system of supporting innovation-technological research in promising areas of mineral resources sector
4. to create a unified education space for supporting global mobility of students, postgraduate students, teachers and researchers at the national and international levels
5. to actively attract companies to the educational and scientific process, to the training of qualified personnel for the national economy.
6. to conduct joint training and scientific internships.
7. to create joint effective systems of advanced training for teachers, as well as specialists and business executives of partner countries.
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