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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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all face-to-face courses organized by the EIT RawMaterials - Regional Center Freiberg office have been cancelled until December 31st, 2020. Until then a growing number of these course will be available as adpated online versions. In order to see those courses, please use the type filter and search for "Online".



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Social license to operate is a high-ranking priority for mining operators. To reduce project delay or disapproval risks, a collaborative planning framework is proposed to increase visibility of social and environmental challenges, to improve communications, and to facilitate collaboration between multi-discipline stakeholders.

“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).

The boot camp is aimed at early stage startup teams that have committed to their business idea and are actively pursuing customers and funding. The purpose of the course is to give them tools to manage their company and communicate effectively with their customers and investors.


This course is aimed at all people with a technical or engineering background who want to gain knowledge in the field of automation. The course will quickly cover the basis and then will go into details on how to assemble and configurate your SPS (programmable logic controller) machine. Each participant will be programming on their own machine.

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.


The Certified Water Steward online training programme is the first of its kind globally and is accredited by the European Water Stewardship Standard (EWS). The programme aims to support designated water stewards with training on how to lower water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.


This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers.

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.

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).

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.


This course will discuss creation of exploration start up 'Inkubator' companies with a hands on approach of creating a group start up company and funding it with aspects including legal, technical and corporate. Day Two will involve operations, including ongoing funding mechanisms, shareholder communication and endgame scenarios.

Efficient crushing and grinding requires a good understanding of breakage and sizing fundamentals, it needs an appropriate understanding of the corresponding machinery and it is based on a careful process design.


The discovery of the African diamond fields (South Africa, Namibia, Congo and Angola), in conjunction with the rise of the United States into the world economic leadership fueled the rapid development of the diamond industry. New deposits were found in Australia and Canada in the last quarter of the XX century (after the communist USSR – now Russia – also became a major diamond source in the second half of the XX century).


Natural, rare, beautiful, durable materials – the stuff of legend, gems attract us and excite our imagination. Diamonds have been known, coveted and used by humankind since Antiquity; India was their only source until around 1723, when they were discovered in Brazil.

This boot camp is tailored to early stage startup teams that are exploring the viability of their business idea. The purpose of the course is to give them the tools assess whether there is a market for their product, and make a data based, informed decision whether to pursue starting the new company.


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 .

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.


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.


The exploration, evaluation, valuation and reporting of mineral deposits is a process 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.

Short course in geometallurgy delivered to industrial mining professionals.


The European Union (EU) is one of the major trading partners of Nigeria. Solid minerals raw materials are critical to the EU industrial sector and economy. However, some factors, which include increased demand by emerging economies, shift in trade policies, inadequate supply and increasing demand by the producing countries amongst others, are limiting accessibility to these raw materials. Consequently, the EU industries need to explore new sources of mineral raw materials to mitigate the risk of non-availability and ensure sustainable operations. The data on Nigeria’s solid mineral raw materials sector will assist raw materials supply chain managers, prospective investors and researchers with information on availability, quantity, quality, sustainable supply and government policies in the mineral raw materials sector to plan their operations and make sound business decisions.


P5 stands for People, Planet, Profit, Process and Product. The P5 Impact Analysis is a tool that can be utilized to assess and/or compare options for various project components, to facilitate making sustainability-informed decisions and recommendations for the best possible outcomes of a project, aligned with the 5Ps.

Learning & Training Packages

INNOMAT: the course to make your business more resilient to risks in materials supply

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.


How is your company prioritizing post COVID-19 strategies for the new normals? Participation in this course will help students to learn about and to apply holistic methodologies, circular economy concepts and B-corporation business models, that are essential for the sustainable transition to equitable and resilient supply chains in the context of challenges like climate changes, economic disruptions, pandemics and other crises.

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

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.

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


Exploration of the nature and importance of change. Comprehend the main factors within an organisation which face change both internally & externally. Role of organisation culture in the change process. How to plan and implement a broad strategy for introducing change. Application of management change techniques to a variety of organisations.

Metals recovery through pyro- and/or hydrometallurgical route is a complex and multidimensional process where multiple unit operations are used. Metallurgical unit operations are most often multiphase systems, and research and development faces many of the challenges typically found with such systems. In view of the complexity of the task, the use of sophisticated modeling and simulation tools is a valid approach for analysis of the important phenomena behind the operations, their interactions and relative importance.


The course discusses the natural, social and economic forces and events that shape the mineral industry.

This training should give technicans all the tools to particpate successfully in sales negotiations. It will provide a useful overview of tactics to communicate personably with new and excisting business partners. The focus is on the entire impression you make on your interlocutor.


This Online Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a training programme with a difference. University Certified and created by industry experts, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to identify, analyse and develop solutions for Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Projects.


The online Management & Leadership development programme is designed for working professionals seeking to deepen their managerial & leadership skills, while also achieving university certification. This training offers participants the opportunity to learn more about their own management style, how best to lead and motive others and best practice.


This course aims to provide the trainee with an informed and practical grounding in the concepts, value and application of Organizational Behavior.

Over the last 30 years, portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) has become a key technique for field geochemical analyses, for both mining and environmental applications. pXRF provides real-time decision support for operational field decisions in the areas of exploration, mining, site remediation or waste management.

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.

Many proponents in the extractive sector are experiencing extended permitting delays or denials due to opposing stakeholders. To reduce risks causing such external concerns and delays, a front-end planning & mapping framework is proposed to increase visibility and understanding of complex systems, improve communications, and facilitate collaboration between multi-discipline stakeholders.

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.

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.

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. 


Due to the impact of the pandemic, financial crisis, short-time work - uncertainty, anxiety are increasing and we feel more stressed than ever before! This interactive online-seminars, will help you to reflect and change personal stress factors routines and behavior patterns. You will be more productive, recharge faster and improve your self-awareness. For a better work-life-balance & less stress!

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.

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.

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

An overview of perlite is provided.


Due to the impact of the pandemic & advancing digitization, working environments have changed! Teams are working more remotely, and we have to motivate ourselves within home-office even more to get things done! This interactive online-workshops, will help you to increase your productivity, getting to know tools & tips to be more structured & self-disciplined. To have more time for the important things in life!

Time management is the key to keep a healthy work life balance and sustain your professional capabiity especially when working in high-stress and hectic enviroments like international projects in the raw materials sector. This seminar will help you organize yourself and increase your effectiveness.


This course aims to build the foundation for outstanding self-leadership through instructor-guided evaluative self-discoveries. By gaining a better understanding of themselves students will feel more empowered and in control of their professional and personal learning journey.


This module builds on the foundations laid by TPPD 1 for outstanding self-leadership through instructor-guided evaluative self-discoveries. TPPD 2 requires and builds on the successful completion of TPPD 1 which instils initial self-awareness and foundation for further personal and professional development.

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.