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Newsletter 2013 1

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15 March 2013 Hans de Ruiter +31 (0)15 278 5001/+31 (0)15 278 1189 j.j.deruiter@tudelft.nl Newsletter 2013-1


Members FEMP Alumni EMC, EMEC, EGEC programs Hans de Ruiter, Director FEMP


Address: Stevinweg 1 2628 CN Delft The Netherlands

Please find following the latest developments of FEMP in the first newsletter of 2013. If you have any questions or remarks, please contact me at j.j.deruiter@tudelft.nl

FEMP is happy to announce that Newmont Mining joined FEMP in March of 2013. Now FEMP has 38 member companies. Discussions with potential new members are in progress. Newmont Mining Corporation 6363 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Suite 800 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 USA Mr. Wilfred Visser wilfred.visser@newmont.com www.newmont.com

Newmont Mining Corporation is primarily a gold producer, with significant assets or operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, New Zealand and Mexico. Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont is one of the world’s largest gold producers and is the only gold company included in the S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500. Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, the company has around 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. In 2007, Newmont became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and by creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

Educational matters
All 64 students of the EMC, EMEC and EGEC programs have now started the final (4th) part of their curriculum in Delft, Helsinki and Miskolc. The EMEC students is the first group which stays 1 entire semester at one location (Helsinki). The application and registration procedures for next year have started. 2013-2014 is the last year that the program is a one year course, based on student exchange covering the curriculum of the first MSc year. In the fall of 2012 the decision was taken to make 2013-2014 a “bridging year”, before the start of the final two year MSc program in order to have sufficient time available to properly prepare the new program and make the transition much smoother. 2012-2013 was already without Aachen metallurgical option (was moved to Helsinki) 2013-2014 will still be a one year option, where the three modules, now being taught at Exeter, will be distributed over the remaining partners. September 2014 will be the start of the new 2 year MSc. Three major industrial partners (Anglo, Rio and Barrick) supported the idea and made 75.000 Euros available to cover additional costs involved with the operation of the bridging year. The funds will a/o be used to pay for teaching staff from outside the partner universities and from industry, in order to ensure that the best quality program.
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These include a/o:     Prof. Anna Chrzanowska, University of New Brunswick, Moncton, Canada; M. Bazanowski, MSc, Eng University of New Brunswick, Moncton, Canada; Prof. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, McGill University, Montrea,l Canada; Dr. Patrick Foster, University of Exeter, Falmouth, UK.

The mobility schemes are:

Schedule FEMP programs 2013-2014
Program EMC EMEC EGEC Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Delft Period 4 Delft

Helsinki Aachen

Miskolc Wroclaw Helsinki Helsinki Wroclaw Delft Wroclaw Miskolc

During the semester in Helsinki and the semester in Delft students will stay in university housing, organised through the International Office. This will reduce the organizational and administrative burden. http://www.femp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/EMMEP-2013-2014-curricula.pdf shows the lists with curricula formats (changes are marked in red) for the three options as well as the timetable for 2013-2014..

Future of FEMP
The development of a business plan for the restructured 2 year MSc. EMMEP / FEMP program is progressing well. The draft curriculum for the EMC is completed, while the EMEC and EGEC curricula will be finished within a few weeks. These three curricula will be the basis for the business plan, which will include:  Handling at a central location of: o The applications and, after a review, admission and registration of selected students; o Tuition fees, including distribution of it among the partners; o Payment of scholarships (by FEMP); o Grade centre, collect all grades of all students.  Teaching and research cooperation with Industry and other academia, like teaching, projects, internships and financial support;  Rules and regulations;  Required common infrastructure, like dedicated classrooms, linked with video connections.  Format of the diploma’s. A possibility would be to issue joint degrees.  Possibly add additional universities to the FEMP program for teaching specialised courses. The following partnerships per option, are planned:  EMC: Delft, Helsinki and Aachen, coordinated by: Mike Buxton;  EMEC: Helsinki, Wroclaw and Miskolc, coordinated by: Kari Haiskanen;  EGEC: Wroclaw, Delft and Miskolc, coordinated by: Gabriela Paszkowska.

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Since the last newsletter (December 2012) twelve job- and/or internship opportunities with FEMP member companies were distributed. Also several companies visited the students to present themselves and interview students and alumni.

Annual meeting and reunion 2013
We are very happy that Resource Capital Funds (RCF) of Denver, USA is sponsoring the annual meeting and reunion 2013, which will be held from Thursday evening 7 November until Saturday 9 November 2013. The exact location and the contents of the program are still under discussion, but you can be assured that a challenging program will be offered. Details will follow in a few weeks. More information about RCF can be found at: www.resourcecapitalfunds.com

Agenda 2013, activities in which FEMP is involved
26 – 30 June 2013: FEMP will be represented at the annual meeting of the Society of Mining Professors at the island of Milos (Greece).

SME annual meeting, Denver, 24-27 February 2013 At this moment TU Delft has the only SME chapter in Europe. Actually it is a joint SME-TMS student chapter (the only joint SME-TMS chapter in the world). During the meeting is was discussed to form a European SME chapter (including a student chapter). Coordination could be carried out by FEMP. Membership would of course not be restricted to FEMP partner countries and universities Websites and information
The website of FEMP can be found at www.femp.org. Information, articles, etc. about education and research are accessible through the website of the Society of Mining Professors (www.mineprofs.org). It contains various presentations and articles about education and research in the directory: www.mineprofs.org/info . Course Summary and Annual Report The latest course summary and annual report can be downloaded from: http://www.femp.org/wpcontent/uploads/2013/01/Course-summary-2011-2012.pdf Hardcopies can be ordered by e-mail from Marja Roep (m.g.roep-vanderklis@tudelft.nl).

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