Professor from Freiberg hosted at Academy of Sciences of Romania

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The Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania (ASTR) invited the Mining Professor Carsten Drebenstedt from Freiberg to a symposium at the leading scientific institution of Romania at May 10, 2019.

The interest of the Romanian scientists was focused on the field of ressource management and on the exchange of experiences and strategies in the European Union and globally to ensure the supply of raw materials in the conflicting field of economical development and socio-ecological interests. In his key note about "the goals of the agenda 2030 of the United Nations for sustainable development and the role of mining", Professor Drebenstedt analyzed the current challenges for the raw material area and the risks and chances of its development.

Afterwards, the need of furnishing raw materials as base for the development of the society with the purpose to minimize interventions in the nature. „The experience of mining recultivation and also of the permanent innovation process in mining and mining engineering in Germany is a good example how the UN goal of responsible production and consumption can be reached. The goals like decent work, innovation, affordable energy, clean water and sanitation as well as zero hunger are also closely connected to successful mining“, Professor Drebenstedt resumed. "Here are many opportunities for research collaboration."                                                                                         

For several decades, TU Bergakademie Freiberg has closely cooperated e.g. with the University of Petrosani and the mining faculty of Baia Mare (University of Cluj-Napoca). There is a vivid scientific dialogue, an exchange between students as well as a double doctorate degree program. Currently, there is a collaboration concerning the conditions of the water in the former Romanian coal area in the Jiu Valley.  

Further information: Prof. Dr. Carsten Drebenstedt, Phone +49 (0) 3731 / 39-3373