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

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Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-421 Wrocław, Poland
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Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas y Energía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid), 28003 Madrid, Spain
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School of Engineering Science, LUT University, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
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Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 10138; https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310138
Received: 4 November 2020 / Revised: 29 November 2020 / Accepted: 30 November 2020 / Published: 4 December 2020
Mining has been embedded in the public consciousness as a dirty, non-innovative, outdated and environmentally harmful industry. Proper education, especially the academic one, becomes crucial to successfully change this image. This article depicts the initial assumptions of the international project Master in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Integration in Mining (MEITIM), co-financed by EIT Raw Materials, that aims to diagnose the current state of Polish higher education in the field of mining at, among others, the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), concerning the experience of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The MEITIM project allowed identifying the directions of necessary changes in the didactic process as an indispensable set of skills and knowledge for a future mining graduate. Such activities are dictated by many guidelines and arrangements, among others, at the level of the European Commission or key industry institutions such as the International Council on Mining and Metals. These are key competencies that require significant changes in university curricula supporting sustainable development goals in innovative mining. The authors show that there is a link between the condition of the mining industry in Poland, its reputation, and the number of people who want to study mining. View Full-Text
Keywords: mining; higher education; statistics of mining faculties; raw materials; European Green Deal mining; higher education; statistics of mining faculties; raw materials; European Green Deal
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Adach-Pawelus, K.; Gogolewska, A.; Górniak-Zimroz, J.; Herrera Herbert, J.; Hidalgo, A.; Kiełczawa, B.; Krupa-Kurzynowska, J.; Lampinen, M.; Mamelkina, M.A.; Paszkowska, G.; Szyszka, D.; Tuunila, R.; Worsa-Kozak, M.; Woźniak, J. Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland). Sustainability 2020, 12, 10138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310138

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Adach-Pawelus K, Gogolewska A, Górniak-Zimroz J, Herrera Herbert J, Hidalgo A, Kiełczawa B, Krupa-Kurzynowska J, Lampinen M, Mamelkina MA, Paszkowska G, Szyszka D, Tuunila R, Worsa-Kozak M, Woźniak J. Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland). Sustainability. 2020; 12(23):10138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310138

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Adach-Pawelus, Karolina, Anna Gogolewska, Justyna Górniak-Zimroz, Juan Herrera Herbert, Arturo Hidalgo, Barbara Kiełczawa, Joanna Krupa-Kurzynowska, Matti Lampinen, Maria A. Mamelkina, Gabriela Paszkowska, Danuta Szyszka, Ritva Tuunila, Magdalena Worsa-Kozak, and Justyna Woźniak. 2020. "Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland)" Sustainability 12, no. 23: 10138. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310138

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