EIT RawMaterials – Regional Center Freiberg: First professional short course at TU Freiberg

Die Teilnehmer der ersten ECLC Professional School an der TU Bergakademie Freibe
The first professional short course – organized within the EIT RawMaterials project “ECLC Professional School” – took place at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on September 26-27, 2017. The participants were from well-known industry partners of the EIT RawMaterials.

The two-days-course “Comminution of Minerals” offered an overview of characterization of disperse systems, breakage fundamentals, equipment (crushers and mills) as well as crushing and grinding circuits. “It was definitely worth the long journey from northern Sweden. The course was a very informative and we would definitely recommend it”, the two attendees from Boliden Mines Technology said. 

Prof. Dr. Urs Peuker, Director at the Regional Center Freiberg, highlights the importance of this short course: “The feedback of the attendees shows, much to our surprise, that there is a huge demand coming from the European industry on professional education which is focusing on technical and scientific aspects. This demand can be met with the competencies of the TUBAF. Thanks to the initial funding by the EIT RawMaterials and the SMWK, we are able to organize training courses professionally. It is our goal to develop a comprehensive professional training courses program, which can lead to part-time/ extra-occupational education university degrees in the future. This way, we will be able to include and manifest the lifelong learning aspect within the competencies of the TUBAF. Last, but not least, these professional training courses will help us in bringing our research findings into use, as well as finding new international research and development partners.”

Further short courses related to comminution as well as other topics can be found at http://weiterbildung.tu-freiberg.de/TUF/.

Professional education courses at the Regional Center Freiberg

Working in close cooperation with our industrial partners, Lifelong Learning courses offer innovative professional training for individuals already working in the raw materials sector. Training draws on expertise from all three sides of the knowledge triangle to respond to the industry’s changing needs and remains at the forefront of innovation. Courses are designed not only with the acquisition of skills and transfer of knowledge in mind, but also focus on tackling innovation challenges and the competitive pressures of new trends and technologies in the raw materials sector.

About the EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials, initiated by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and funded by the European Commission, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is a European Union where raw materials are a major strength. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and guided entrepreneurship. EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector all along its value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse.

Susan Steinbinder, Tel.: +49 3731 39-2286