EMMC: Links with the labour market and enterprises


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Presentation by Ferenc Madai, University of Miskolc, Hungary. Presentation was held at the EMAP training seminar in Prague, Czech Republic for future Erasmus Mundus Master Courses consortia( 4-7 February 2010).

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EMMC: Links with the labour market and enterprises

  1. 1. “Best practice” EMMC example Sustainability of projects:Links with the labour market and enterprises Ferenc Madai University of Miskolc, Hungary Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering Representing the EMMEP consortia (European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme)
  2. 2. Outline• Issues in mining industry in the 1980-90s• Its influence on mining training programmes• Cooperation: FEMP (1999)• Development to EMMEP
  3. 3. Issues in mining industry in the 1980s and 1990s• Technology development to lower costs – Shift to large-scale open pit mining – Cheap transport: ocean tankers – New processing technologies (e.g. leaching)• Arising environmental concerns – Large volume earth moved – Long-term geochemical and geotchnical stability (large accidents)• Merges and acquisitions
  4. 4. Technology development
  5. 5. Metal prices
  6. 6. One of the most globalized industry of the world
  7. 7. Supply / HR demand / education• During 80’s and 90’s – low commodity prices – low industry hiring – low enrollment in universities – programs closed (USA from 30 to 14)• During 2003-2007 – high prices – baby boom retirement on the horizon – new deposits needed – Graduates needed: shortage and poaching• 2008 – Sudden stop
  9. 9. Special role of Europe• Homeland mining activity compared to GDP is marginal (1-2%)• Homeland of important TNC-s (Rio Tinto, Omya, RWE etc.)• A major world processor and fabricator of minerals• Still strong in scientific background – Research – Education – Before 1990: financing of education was less dependent on student numbers – Last 20 years: emphasis shifts from education to research
  10. 10. TU Delft (The Netherlands) Students Mining / Metallurgy / Petroleum / Geology 120 100 Minimum 80 requirementNumber 60 40 20 0 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Year
  11. 11. Graduates per year University of Miskolc (Hungary)4035302520151050 76 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 0419 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 Mining engineer Mechanical engineering for mining Oil- gas enginner
  12. 12. NUMBER OF PROGRAMS 0 5 10 15 20 2519821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001 programs USA200220032004200520062007 MiningEngr MineralEngr Mining and mineral engineering
  13. 13. Initiatives for cooperation in Europe• Late 80’s: TU Delft combined mining, processing, metallurgy and recycling• Low number of mining students: TU Delft, RSM London• 1995 / 1996: Delft investigates possible joint curriculum, with RSM London, TU Helsinki and TU Aachen• September 1996: European Mining Course (EMC)• September 1998: European Mineral Engineering Course (EMEC)• September 2003: European Geotechnical and Environmental Course (EGEC)• 2005 merged: European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP)
  14. 14. Federation of European Mineral Programs (FEMP) 16 December 1999
  15. 15. COOPERATION !!!! Delft, Freiberg 5 students 2 nationalities 0 Companies 2009 <1900Delft, Aachen, Exeter, Helsinki, Miskolc, Wroclaw 55 students, 24 nationalities 35 Companies
  16. 16. European Mining, Minerals andEnvironmental Programme (EMMEP) 1996 1998 2003
  17. 17. Structure FEMP Industry AKZO-Nobel European Partner Anglo American Plc. Areva Universities Atlas Copco Barrick Gold Corporation Boart Longyear BHP-Billiton - EMC Caterpillar Corus - EMEC DSM-Energy Euromines - EGEC Freeport McRowan Heidelberg Cement IHC Inmet K+S FEMP KGHM Lhoist Metso Nyrstar Orica Mining Services Outokumpu RAG Resource Capital Funds RWE PowerAssociated universities Shell SRK Mining ServicesCanada: Queen’s, McGill, UBC Surpac MinexUSA: Colorado School of Mines, Rio Tinto Sandvik Virginia Tech Talvivaara Mining Oy Walter BeckersAustralia: Queensland Washington Group Wirtschafstvereinigung BergbauChile: Concepcion, Catholica XstrataEurope: France, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Estonia etc.
  18. 18. Boards• FEMP Board – EMC – EMEC – EGEC – Industry (Alex Hathorn, Anglo American) – Chairman (Wijnand Dalmijn)• Industrial Advisory Board – Euromines – Companies • Mining • Metallurgical • Supply, service • Financial
  19. 19. Current industrial partners
  20. 20. Associated universities Austria TU Leoben Belgium KU Leuven Estonia TU Tallinn Germany TU Clausthal Germany Bergakademie Freiberg Germany TU Berlin Poland AGH Krakow Slovakia TU Kosice Spain Universidad de Madrid UK Imperial College Sweden Lulea Argentina Universidad de San Juan Australia University of Queensland Brasil Universidad Rio Grande Canada Queens University Canada Mc Gill University Chile Universidad de Concepcion Chile Universidad de Chile USA Virginia Tech.
  21. 21. Programs structure, FEMPDegree Industry / universityThesis (home univ.) 1 year Univ. 1 Univ. 2 Univ. 3 Univ. 4 M.ScEuropean programs Univ. 1 Univ. 3 1 year(EMC, EMEC, EGEC) Univ. 2 Univ. 4Basic Level (home Univ. 1 Univ. 2 Univ. 3 Univ. 4 3 yearsuniv.) B.Sc
  22. 22. Student enrollmentTotal enrollment European Mineral Programs 1996-2009Continent EMC EMEC EGEC TotalEurope 212 135 64 411N. America 29 1 30S. America 4 27 1 32Australia 3 3Africa 2 3 4 9Asia 9 6 12 27Total 259 172 81 512
  24. 24. Internsips example: EGEC 2007/08 group• Aleksei Kovtunenko (Ukraine) No internship• Bartosz Jerzy Rys (Poland) Internship at Malta• Ferenc Móricz (Hungary) Internship in Norway• Johan Hawinkel (Belgium) Internship in Namibia• Marcin Walkowski (Poland) Internship in Poland• Pieter Devillé (Belgium) Travelling to Middle Africa• Romboud Harskamp (Netherlands) Internship in Republic of South Africa• Tomasz Walica (Poland) Internship in India
  25. 25. EmploymentA B N A m ro H a n s o n H o ld in g s R e s o u r c e C a p it a l F u n d sA cce n tu re H a r r is o n W e s t e r n R io T in t oA G H K ra k o w H e id e lb e r g C e m e n t R o c k p la nA h o ld H e ls in k i U n iv e r s it y o f T e c h n o lo g y RW E Pow erA llia n t T e c h s y s t e m s H e r h o f U m w e lt t e c h n ik R W TH AachenA n g lo A m e r ic a n IG & H S a n d v ikB a lla s t H a m D r e d g in g IH C SecGoB a r r ic k G o ld iid e s k SEGEM ARBECi I M C M in in g S o lu t io n s S h e llB H P B illit o n I m p e r ia l C o lle g e S M S -D e m a gB o lid e n M in e r a l I n t e r n e t V is io n SQMB o o z A lle n H a m ilt o n K a li u n d S a lz S t a t e S u p e r v is io n o f M in e sB O T M in in g & P o w e r K e n n e co tt E n e rg y SW ECO CM UC a re s KGHM SynvaseCNRL K H D H u m b o ld t W e d a g T a lin n T e c h n ic a l U n iv e r s it yC o d e lc o K r a k o w U n iv e r s it y o f T e c h n o lo g y T a m ro ckC O G E M A -A R E V A K vaern er T a r g u s M a n a g e m e n t C o n s u lt in gC o m p a ñ ia M in e r a D o ñ a I n é s L a s s e ls b e r g e r T e c h n ic a l U n iv e r s it y K o s ic eH u a c h ip a t o L h o is t T e c h n ic a l U n iv e r s it y o f B e r linC r y s t a lle x I n t e r n a t io n a l L ie b h e r r T e c h n is c h e U n iv e r s it ä t C la u s t h a lD B E P e in e L is h e e n M in e T h e r m p h o s I n t e r n a t io n a lD B T M in in g E n g in e e r s LKAB T h ys se n K ru p p S ta h lD e co m a D e c o te ch M a r t in M a r ie t t a M a t e r ia ls T o ta lD e lf t U n iv e r s it y o f T e c h n o lo g y M CR T U B e r g a k a d e m ie F r e ib e r gD e u t s c h e S t e in k o h le M e t s o M in e r a l U n iv e r s id a d d e C o n c e p c io nDyno Nobel M in a S o lu t io n s U n iv e r s it y o f C h ileE .O N M in e V e n t ila t io n S e r v ic e s U n iv e r s it y o f E x e t e rE lk e m M a t e r ia ls M o d u s lin k U n iv e r s it y o f G e o s c ie n c e s B e ij in gENCI M o n d o M in e r a ls O y U n iv e r s it y o f M is k o lcE x x o n M o b il M T I H o lla n d U n iv e r s it y o f Q u e e n s la n dF A G I n d u s t r ia l S e r v ic e s N ie d m e r s J a e g e r K ö s t e r U n iv e r s it y o f S a n J u a nF a lc o n b r id g e N o b e l d r illin g V a n N o o rtF K u R K u n ststo ff N o k ia V a t t e n f a ll E u r o p e M in in gF lu o r C h e m ie Nuon V ir g in ia P o ly t e c h n icF ra u n h o fe r U M S IC H T O u to k u m p u W .C . H e r a e u sGE O y F o r c it W a ll S t r e e t A n a ly t ic sG e n iv a r P e r liy a - B r o k e n H ill W e a th e rfo rdT e c h n o lo g y PW C T e c h n o lo g yGTS Q u e e n s U n iv e r s it y
  26. 26. Alumni contacts• 512 alumni and students per 2009• Co-ordination by Aachen & Delft• Maintain database (web-based) th• 8 reunion November 2008 hosted by Rio Tinto – 55 students – 50 alumni – 50 industry + universities + guests th• 9 reunion November 2009 hosted by Barrick Gold Corp.
  27. 27. Database alumni
  28. 28. Finances FEMP• Tuition Fee at home university (Socrates or exchange) COST PAID BY• Cost of teaching ~1M Universities• Travel 50,000 Socrates• Accommodation 150,000 FEMP (industry)• Reunion 10,000 FEMP (industry)• Misc. costs 10,000 FEMP (industry)• Organization (TUD) 50,000 4 Mining Houses
  29. 29. Erasmus Mundus• Special MSc. courses with EU seal• Scholarships for non EU students• EMMEP received 36 scholarships since 2008• Opportunity for companies to apply for young engineers
  30. 30. Structure• EMMEP is combination of: – existing EMC, EMEC and EGEC – Erasmus Mundus• First year: together with FEMP students visiting 4 universities – EGEC: Wroclaw, Delft, Exeter, Miskolc – EMC: Helsinki, Aachen, Exeter, Delft – EMEC: Helsinki, Aachen, Exeter, Wroclaw• Second year: – one semester: courses at one of the 4 universities – One semester: thesis writing
  31. 31. Benefits of the programs• Multinational group• 2008-2009: 55 students from 25 countries• Intensive program• English language• Networking• Industry contacts (jobs)• Social skills• Flexibility
  32. 32. New applicants (2010) Bangladesh 1 Chile 2 China 1 Colombia 1 Ghana 7 India 1 Indonesia 4 Iran 1 Maleisia 1 Nigeria 5 Pakistan 5 Sierra Leone 1 Uganda 1 Vietnam 1 Austria 1
  33. 33. Conclusions• If nothing is done, EXTINCTION• Things don’t happen automatically• Initiative has to come from universities• Co-operation of universities is essential !!• Many benefits for students• Industry is willing but wants to see initiatives first