PhD student network in mining and exploration

Reference number 2018-04720
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Avd. Geovetenskap och Miljötekniik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 455 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

- Establish contacts och networking between PhD students, researchers, as well as survey organizations and industry within mining- and exploration. - Share individual experiences and ideas, as well as information about PhD courses and available analytical laboratories in Sweden.

Expected results and effects

In the short term, the network will benefit the performance of the PhD students in their respective research projects through improved contacts with research infrastructire and expertise in Sweden. In the long term, the network will improve the cooperation within the mining and exploration sector. Today´s PhD students are the industry and academic and survey leaderas of the future. By creating a strategic network between these key persons, SIP STRIM can contribute to the improvement of the cooperation potential between the different stakeholders in the field.

Planned approach and implementation

We plan to invite all PhD students in Sweden who are active in mining- and exploration-related research to participate in this network. By arranging two workshops per year, at which the PhD students can meet under informal conditions, opportunities for socialising and networking are created. As a basis for communication and distribution of related information we plan to generate an own website for the network. Apart from publications on the network homepage, news about the network will be spread via industrial or subject-specific journals.

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