Short-term programmes in Mining University for students from Namibia and South Africa

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Dr Pitchou Bukasa Mukendi

Mining University, in conjunction with the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO, offers a wide range of short-term programmes for international students. This autumn, St. Petersburg Mining University provided, amongst others, courses for Namibian and South African students.

One of the autumn schools – Digital Mining – was attended by participants from the universities of Namibia and Johannesburg.

Dr Pitchou Bukasa Mukendi, Senior Lecturer at the University of Namibia, shares his opinion on the programme:

“We are grateful to Mining University for having organised this programme and for the quality of education it offers. This has been an honour for us to participate in it. The lectures were very informative, and our students have learnt about what’s happening in the mining industry, new digital solutions, recent statistics. All in all – an incredible experience for both the students and us, lecturers.”

The Digital Mining programme was created by leading professors and specialists of Mining University. Aside from lectures, which covered such topics as, for instance, basics of modelling and simulation in engineering, the course included various workshops and masterclasses. Its attendees – altogether 40 students – have learnt how digital technology affects sustainability in mining and how AI can enhance the sector.