250th Anniversary

The oldest mining university in the world, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1765 as a mechanical drawing, metallurgy and chemistry college in order to provide the mining and metallurgy industry with qualified specialists, Germany’s designated National University of Resources is a founding member of the World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability and focuses intensively on the various different aspects of future sustainable materials and energy management.