Why choose INTERMIN? Watch the final video of Mining Engineer & Geologist | Find your future 🌐

The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN) Project is a European Union H2020 funded research project. The INTERMIN creates a self-sustainable long-term lasting global network of training centres for students and professionals in the primary and secondary raw materials sector. This project involves educational and research institutions on a global scale. INTERMIN has identified the key knowledge gaps, emerging needs in education & training by establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sector, and has developed the roadmap for improving skills and knowledge.

Explore Programs: INTERMIN is a database about mining training. We collect knowledge about mining teaching all around the world and rank the best programs. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-programs/

Explore Institutions: INTERMIN is also a worldwide network. Our members are Institutions around the world offering mining knowledge programs. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-institutions/

Explore Sites: Explore the worldwide study programs covering all training areas about mining. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-sites/

Join the INTERMIN Portal: If your institution has training and/or educational programs related to raw materials, you are invited to join the INTERMIN Network by registering in our database. https://portal.interminproject.org/

Official video 1 of 'INTERMIN. Find your future 🌐' about the Mining Engineering, here: https://youtu.be/DsW1LkahHO4

Official video 2 of 'INTERMIN. Find your future 🌐' about the Geologist, here: https://youtu.be/DocCSUQk2yw


INTERMIN. Find your future 🌐 - The official video 2 about the Geologist


The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN) Project is a European Union H2020 funded research project. The INTERMIN creates a self-sustainable long-term lasting global network of training centres for students and professionals in the primary and secondary raw materials sector. This project involves educational and research institutions on a global scale. INTERMIN has identified the key knowledge gaps, emerging needs in education & training by establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sector, and has developed the roadmap for improving skills and knowledge.

Explore Programs: INTERMIN is a database about mining training. We collect knowledge about mining teaching all around the world and rank the best programs. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-programs/

Explore Institutions: INTERMIN is also a worldwide network. Our members are Institutions around the world offering mining knowledge programs. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-institutions/

Explore Sites: Explore the worldwide study programs covering all training areas about mining. https://portal.interminproject.org/explore-sites/

Join the INTERMIN Portal: If your institution has training and/or educational programs related to raw materials, please join the INTERMIN Network by registering in our database. https://portal.interminproject.org/

Official video 1 of 'INTERMIN. Find your future 🌐' about Mining Engineering, here: https://youtu.be/DsW1LkahHO4


Report & session recording of INTERMIN Project Final Meeting Conference

The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN) Project is a European Union H2020 funded research project. The INTERMIN creates a self-sustainable long-term lasting global network of training centres for students and professionals in the primary and secondary raw materials sector. This project involves educational and research institutions in the EU and the leading counterparts in third countries. INTERMIN has identified the key knowledge gaps, emerging needs in education & training by establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sector and has developed the roadmap for improving skills and knowledge.

The INTERMIN Project publicly presented the final outputs and achievements of the last three years during the Online Final Conference that was held on 22 June 2021 via the GoToMeeting platform organised by the Project Lead Partner, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME). The conference was categorised into two sessions,

Session 1: INTERMIN ACHIEVEMENTS

The outcomes of the INTERMIN Project were presented and was followed by five keynote presentations. The keynote presentations were given by the project representatives of INTERMIN related EU H2020 funded projects namely i) SUMEX ii) EITMOBIUS iii) PROSKILLS iv) DigiEcoQuarry and v) illuMINEation. This first session then concluded with a stakeholder’s debate moderated by Gerardo Herrera from the European Commission.

Session 2: A VISION OF THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS IN THE RAW MATERIALS SECTOR

The INTERMIN brought together the mineral raw materials community and presented the current status of the training and education in raw materials amongst the world and the evolution of skills and competencies in the raw materials sector. To this purpose, four high-level invited speakers from Africa, Asia, North America, and Latin America provided and presented their perspectives of education and training in raw materials.

During the online conference, INTERMIN Project representatives had also spread the news about the project to attendees and potentially interested parties.

Click here to download the report (PDF).

Watch the recording of the sessions (YouTube Playlist).

Conference agenda and speakers info.


Save-the-date: INTERMIN Project Final Meeting Conference, 22 June 2021

The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN) Project is a European Union H2020 funded research project. The INTERMIN creates a self-sustainable long-term lasting global network of training centres for students and professionals in the primary and secondary raw materials sector. This project involves educational and research institutions in the EU and the leading counterparts in third countries. INTERMIN has identified the key knowledge gaps, emerging needs in education & training by establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sector, and has developed the roadmap for improving skills and knowledge.

The INTERMIN Project will publicly present its final outputs and achievements of the last three years during the Online Final Conference that will take place on 22 June 2021 via the GoToMeeting platform organised by the Project Lead Partner, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME).

In session 1: The INTERMIN will present the outcomes of the project followed by keynote presentations given by the project representatives of INTERMIN related EU H2020 funded projects. Upon this, it will be followed by a stakeholder’s debate.

In session 2: The INTERMIN brings together the mineral raw materials community and aims to present the current status of the training and education in raw materials in the world and the evolution of skills and competencies in the raw materials sector. To this purpose, four high-level invited speakers from Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America will provide their perspectives of education and training in raw materials.

The webinar is free and open to all who are interested to attend. Join the virtual workshop, here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/385753789

Click here to view the full agenda and speakers info.


INTERMIN Project at the EGU General Assembly 2021

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, which will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU General Assembly 2021 took place online from 19 to 30 April 2021.

This year the new virtual format ‘vEGU21: Gather Online’ has brought together 18,155 scientists from 136 countries with several daily unique online visitors of circa 13,000. The attendees were able to expand their network by sending direct messages and by posting comments on the displayed contents. The feature is made accessible until May 31, 2021.

The INTERMIN Project was one of the selected 56 Short Courses (SC) by EGU 2021 organizers to have a time slot during the conference. The Short Course session (SC 2.17) titled ‘The future of education and skills in the raw materials sector’ was held on April 26, 2021, at 16:00hrs CEST. The session aimed to present the current status of the training and education in raw materials, the evolution of skills and competencies in the raw materials sector and demonstrate the free online educational platform developed by the INTERMIN Team to the attendants. During the conference, INTERMIN representatives had spread the news about the project to potentially interested parties that participated in the EGU General Assembly.

View the full report with all the communication materials.


INTERMIN Article: Towards a common understanding of raw materials education worldwide – An international Qualification Framework for Raw Materials

The INTERMIN Project has published an article under the title "Towards a common understanding of raw materials education worldwide – An international Qualification Framework for Raw Materials". The article also contains supplementary material to the above mentioned paper, detailing the level descriptors for all topical areas mentioned in the manuscript both graphically and as tables.

Click here to view the article in research gate platform.

Click here to download the article.


INTERMIN Project will organize a short course at the EGU 2021 virtual convention

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2021 will take place online from 19-30 April 2021. The EGU is Europe’s premier geosciences union, which will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

The INTERMIN Project at EGU 2021:

The INTERMIN Project will have a short course session (SC2.17) at the EGU 2021 titled 'The future of education and skills in the raw materials sector' on Monday, 26th April between 16:00 – 17:00 (CEST). The SC2.17 aims to present the current status of the training and education in raw materials, the evolution of skills and competencies in the raw materials sector and show to attendants the free online educational platform developed by the INTERMIN Team. Click here for more information about SC2.17.

The session will be Convened by Laura Quijano. The Co-conveners of the session are Manuel Regueiro, Slavko Šolar, Krishnan Subramani Ramakrishnan.

The short course will have the following speakers: John Ludden, Aurela Shtiza, Damaris Fernandez and Manuel Regueiro.

Click here to view/download the agenda and detailed bio of the speakers.


INTERMIN Project at the PDAC 2021 virtual convention

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has wrapped up its first-ever virtual convention that happened between March 8-11, 2021, receiving positive feedback and industry accolades. The annual PDAC Convention is the premier event of the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry that brings together mining executives, geologists, government officials, investors, analysts, and students from around the globe.

At the PDAC 2021 Virtual Convention, attendees had access to a customized platform where they could visit exhibit halls, network with colleagues, and join. This new virtual format allows attendees to continue networking by sending direct messages to other participants, engaging through text lounges, and watching educational sessions and newly added content for three months post-convention, until June 1, 2021.

INTERMIN Project was present at the EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) stand within the European Commission’s virtual booth. The European Commission booth also hosted European Commission initiatives and representatives as the European Raw Materials Alliance and EIT Raw Materials, and projects from H2020 (the EU research programme for research and innovation), EU countries, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

The INTERMIN Project presented information in different formats such as the video, brochures, roll-ups, presentations about the global and international network of educational and training centres for professionals in the raw materials sector. Interested attendees could interact with the INTERMIN Project Coordinator (Mr. Manuel Regueiro of the Geological Survey of Spain, IGME) and EGS Secretariat representatives involved in the project through one-on-one meetings and live text-based chats to raise awareness about INTERMIN activities and to be engaged in discussions.

During the conference, INTERMIN representatives had spread the news about the project to potentially interested parties that had a stand in the convention. The parties include training centres, universities, students’ chapter, mining journals and magazines.

Click to view the full report and the background message from the EU.


JRC Conference and Workshop Report : INTERMIN Project

The Technical Workshop Channelling knowledge from European projects into the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) was held virtually on December 3rd, 2020. This event, co-organized by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), represented an important step forward to the already well-established dialogue between the JRC and the EU-funded projects on raw materials. This complements the information services of the CORDIS website and the EASME hub, providing
further exploitation and insight in relation to selected project outputs. INTERMIN project was represented by the Project Coordinator, Prof. Manuel María REGUEIRO GONZÁLEZ-BARROS.

Mr. Regueiro stressed in his presentation that INTERMIN identifies key knowledge gaps and the lack of needed skills in the raw materials sectors. For example, the global idea for the raw materials sector:
1. Skills catalogue for the raw materials sector;
2. International Repository of the existing training courses.
3. Training with industry to get the skills.
INTERMIN proposed to RMIS to include a new section within RMIS with the tile “Education and Training”, where people can find/learn about raw materials trainings through an international network of technical and vocational training centres for raw materials’ professionals (provided by INTERMIN). This can contribute to increase the EU competence and expertise in the raw materials sector.

Click here to view/download the report.


INTERMIN Project is cited in online articles

The INTERMIN Project has been cited in the following articles,

  • 'Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process - MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland)'.

Click to view the article (Citation about INTERMIN Project in Page 4).

DOI: 10.3390/su122310138.

 

  • 'A New Face of Mining Engineer - International Curricula to Sustainable Development and Green Deal (A Case Study of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology)'.

Click to view the article (Citation about INTERMIN Project in Page 4).

DOI: 10.3390/su13031393.