Working in close cooperation with our industrial partners, Lifelong Learning courses offer innovative professional training for individuals already working in the raw materials sector. Training draws on expertise from all three sides of the knowledge triangle to respond to the industry’s changing needs and remains at the forefront of innovation. Courses are designed not only with the acquisition of skills and transfer of knowledge in mind, but also focus on tackling innovation challenges and the competitive pressures of new trends and technologies in the raw materials sector.

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“Automated Materials Characterization” / “Automated Mineralogy” is an analytical technique based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image analysis coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS).

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This course will give you tools to improve your operational cash flow models and budgeting tools. The effects of market and project uncertainties are discussed and methods to include their effects into feasibility analysis / budgeting are provided. Also methods to deal with uncertainty realizations are discussed and modeled.

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Get an overview of Circular Economy, goals, action plans, waste hierarchy, recycling rate etc. Learn about challenges of recycling special mineral waste and landfill mining.

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Learn how to develop and create circular products, materials, and technologies for the billion Euro megatrend industry with state-of-the-art innovation techniques.

This course will create and deliver high quality education by formalizing existing knowledge on secondary materials and residues with a focus on their possible use as raw materials and with special emphasis on the challenges of industry using recent research findings.

Efficient comminution processes require a careful process design and presume a deep understanding of the grinding fundamentals as well as the appropriate machinery.

This programme addresses the shortage of rock engineering personnel in the European mining industry. The emphasis is on the application of rock mechanics principles and methods in the areas of mine design, mining system selection and design, support of mining excavations and management of rock pressure situations in mines.

CARONTE aims to design, pilot and disseminate innovative approaches and strategies in retrieving, effectively organizing and properly sharing among colleagues scientific and technical information regarding the science and innovation frontiers within companies operating in the raw materials sector that are focusing their activities on recycling (and substitution themes).

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Corporate Social Responsibility, Geoethics, Social License to Operate, Responsible Sourcing are concepts related to the interface between mineral projects (exploration and mining), the natural environment and people (from local populations to global activist associations). This course discusses these concepts, their relations and their practical application to exploration and mining companies and professionals.

The improvement of dust and noise management is a permanent challenge in mining and mineral processing regarding either the staff as the environment.

The course aims to prepare participants to become more effective eco-innovators no matter where they reside in an organization. They can learn to become better managers in realizing their innovative idea and developing the managerial and entrepreneurial skills necessary to bring an innovative idea to market .

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This course will provide you with the knowledge about the current electrochemical treatment of industrial waters as well as give the tools to improve and assess water treatment on sites. The effect of electrochemical treatment on the removal of contaminants, possible application and feasibility studies are discussed during the course. You leave the course with the ready and assessed solution to treat your water streams.

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This course discusses the exploration, evaluation, valuation and reporting of mineral deposits process as shaped by local and global economic, social and political variables, forces and actors rather than only by technology and the geology, metallogeny, physical and chemical properties of ores and mineral deposits.

Geochemical exploration has evolved over the past 30 years from traditionally focused (mineral) resource identification to a multi-element, multi-media toolbox.

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The training should give the participants a common theme about the application of mechanical excavation machines in mining and tunnelling – from the assessment of rock mass cuttability, over the basic principles and methods of mechanical cutting to machine types and technologies. The training will end with application examples referring to real field cases.

Short course in geometallurgy delivered to industrial mining professionals.

The course aims to provide technical updates regarding the management of raw materials and resources, with reference to the European national and regional raw materials policy. Also dealing with national and regional forecasts, the course aims to provide strategic suggestions in resource planning and in production management.

Underground surveying and monitoring is essential for the success of high-performance underground mining operations. Modern systems offer new ways to acquire spatial information and to create realistic and accurate 3D models. In this short course you will learn about existing solutions and possible fields of application, to better understand how future underground surveying could look like.
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Trainees will have a grasp of materials behaviour and the influence of raw materials quality and processing on the quality of materials.

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This is an introductory course on the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets.

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This is an introductory course on the valuation of mineral assets, focusing on:

  1. The international valuation standards and guidelines. 
  2. The methods used in the valuation of the several types of mineral properties.
From Raw Materials to Sustainable Products

The 4L-Alloys School will train professionals to improve the sustainability of high quality manufacturing of Al-based products, taking advantage of the potential of recycling and recycled alloys.

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The course offers effective training modules for professionals (technical staff and managers) to provide them with relevant material knowledge for lightweight design.

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Trainees will have a grasp of materials behaviour and the influence of raw materials quality and processing on the quality of materials.

The proposed short course/interactive workshop provides an overview of the current use of chemical, mineralogical and metallurgical data in ore profiling, modeling, forecasting and process troubleshooting in Copper-(Moly/Gold) Operations.

PROCHAINE covers the whole process development chain - from ore mineralogy and bench scale testing to continuous plant process assessment and process optimization in a state-of-the-art pilot plant. The training programme gives participants a good knowledge on the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and upscaling of the ore beneficiation process, and how this information is related to the operational and economical aspects in the concentrating plant.

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The course presents and discusses big data and data science techniques and their applications in the exploration, mining and sustainable use of raw materials and energy resources in the XXI century and beyond.

Superior understanding of water management related issues in order to ensure the proper specification of a successful solution for a given application is required in nearly any business.

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Copernicus for Raw Materials, Discover the potential!

This course offers a hands-on approach and will show you how to unlock the power of Earth Observation data and services for your company, organization or research for. 

  1. Securing primary and secondary mineral and material resources needed to transition to a sustainable and circular economy, and
  2. Monitoring environmental impact and increasing safety.
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This course presents and discusses the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets.

The project ReUK has compiled workshop material that enables decision makers to start an in-house transition process from linear to circular business making. This training course supports workshop participants in setting up reuse or remanufacturing activities in their own businesses.

Metallurgy is a key enabler of a circular economy (CE), its digitalization is the metallurgical Internet of Things (m-IoT). In short: Metallurgy is at the heart of a CE, as metals all have strong intrinsic recycling potentials.

Trainees will be able to understand a leadership style with a “soft skill” approach and why this is essential nowadays: in order to keep employees motivated and assure competitiveness. They get tools for better understanding the team members and keep the momentum of a motivated team alive.

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This course has been developed in order to educate PhDs and professionals alike on what the circular economy is, how it can be assessed and implemented. 

During this 3-day intensive course, the outcome for the participants will be a better understanding of how to develop, apply and implement Process Integration (PI) for different systems.

An international and effective training programme for extractive industry professionals and managers that will support and facilitate participants’ abilities to develop sustainable and innovative business models and operations.

Alternative solutions to reduce vibrations instead of reducing MIC or hole diameter will be trained.

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) community led by the European PM Association (EPMA) proposes a unique lifelong learning programme: a five week school, with each week devoted to a PM sector, followed by a three week internship.

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An overview of perlite' s innovative applications is provided. Fundamentals of markets, market trends, competitive materials will be presented.

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An overview of perlite is provided.

The training was developed to provide a common understanding of the application of mechanical cutting / excavation machines.

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This course concerns the valuation of mineral assets, focusing on:

  • The international valuation standards and guidelines. 
  • The methods used in the valuation of the several types of mineral properties.