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Information About University

Information About University

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International Forum-Competition of Young Researchers “Topical Issues of Natural Resources Management”
International Forum-Competition of Young Researchers “Topical Issues of Natural Resources Management”

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About the National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines

The National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines) is the first higher technical educational institution of Russia, founded by the decree of Empress Catherine II on November 1st 1773. The University has been playing the leadership role in most important directions of management of mineral resources: prospecting, exploration, development and processing of all types of minerals, viz. solid, liquid and gaseous. The National Mineral Resources University today is over 18 thousand students, over 150 000 square meters of training and research facilities, a network of specialized laboratories equipped with modern Russian and foreign devices. The University enjoys the highest state status of the educational system of Russia being the most valued example of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation. The University has been training bachelors, masters and specialists (engineers) in more than 30 engineering specialties at 8 faculties for Russia and 53 countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Over 120 Doctors of Science and Professors, upward of 400 Candidates of Science and Associate Professors, 30 academicians of Russian and International academies have been working at 40 departments and branches of the University. The intensive research activities in the main directions of the national raw material base development, efficient natural resources management, progressive energy conservation techniques of extraction and processing of commercial minerals are carried out at the university; the program of students, post-graduate students and young researchers active involvement in research and inventive activities is realized. The University has a unique research and development base; it is in charge of some and participates in a variety of international and federal interindustrial scientific and technological programs in the field of geology, mining, metallurgy economics and ecology; has the highest level of training

process computerization and research activities – over 2000 computers are incorporated in one system connected to the Internet. Only in the last 5 years the University obtained above 400 favourable decisions on foreign and the Russian Federation patents for inventions; 3 scientific discoveries were recorded and it got several state prizes of the Russian Federation. The University hosts large-scale international forums on effective natural resources management. The forum of young researchers is held annually where the students from over 40 countries of the world present their knowhow. At present the Mining Museum is a treasure house of the unique collections of minerals, ores, rocks, paleontological rarities, collections of models and prototypes of mining and metallurgical equipment, cold arms, and items of stone and metal artwork. The National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines) has numerous scientific and business connections with major Russian and foreign industrial enterprises – FosAgro, Gazprom, Alrosa, Norilsk Nickel, Surgutneftegas, Novatek, Total, De Beers, Carl Zeiss, Phoenix Geophysics. In October 2009 St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University) gained a status “National Research University” on the basis of the criteria adopted by the Russian Federation government regulation No 550 dated July 13th 2009. 2, 21 Line, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg, 199106; Rector: Litvinenko Vladimir Stefanovich, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Science Rector’s Office: Tel.(812) 327-73-60 e-mail: rectorat@spmi.ru

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