International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) (7th : 2015)

Mining engineering education and research for sustainable mining : Canadian and Australian perspectives Scoble, Malcolm J.; Laurence, David C.


This paper characterizes the nature of mining and its mining engineering support. It then reviews the concept of sustainable mining that is emerging within the mining industry, referring to some milestones and case studies. The educational and research implications of the quest for sustainable mining are then analyzed from the perspective of mining engineering academics from Canadian and Australian Universities. A review is presented of some of the education and research initiatives by mining schools that are responding to the context of sustainable development within mining. The paper concludes by considering the implications of globalization and the need for contributions from established mining schools to build capacity within education and research institutions in the developing world.

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