Delegations from Rumania and Panama visit TU Bergakademie Freiberg

participants at TU Freiberg
TU Bergakademie Freiberg continues to expand its international networks. During meetings with the University of Petrosani and the Ambassador of the Republic of Panama at the beginning of September, the university management discusses joint study and research topics.

Together with five scientists, Sorin Mihai Radu, Rector of the University of Petrosani, has been visiting Freiberg. There has been a close relationship with the Romanian university for more than 25 years, mainly in the fields of raw materials and environment. The University of Petrosani has a similar profile as TU Bergakademie Freiberg, extended by social and administrative sciences, as well as comparable number of enroled students. Due to the orientation in the fields of raw materials, mechanical engineering and economic sciences, there are several common interests and also common international cooperation partners.

During the current visit, further cooperation possibilities were discussed. The background is the cooperation in the European University Network EURECA-PRO. In the coming years, the alliance of universities aims above all to develop new study programs that meet the needs of future social development and combine technical, ecological, social, legal and other aspects in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner. This includes joint bachelor's and master's degree programs as well as double doctorates and summer schools.

Meeting with Panama ambassador opens up new perspectives

The Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Enrique Alberto Thayer Hausz; Christian Flössner, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Panama in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt as well as Tania Troyano; Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Panama, were also guests at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Ambassador Hausz has held the office since September 2020 and in this function would like to strengthen the education and research sector and create new links between educational institutions in Germany and Panama. In a discussion with Rector Prof. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, Prorector Prof. Jörg Matschullat and Ingrid Lange, Director of the International Office at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, possibilities for the start of cooperation on education and training were debated - including in the fields of mining technologies, development of sustainable and environmentally sound methods in mining and mine rehabilitation, recultivation and environmental protection. Panama's mining industry has grown steadily in recent years. The main products mined are gold and copper.

At the end of his visit, Ambassador Hausz signed the honorary book of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.