School of Mining Business and Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering inaugurate academic year « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte

School of Mining Business and Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering inaugurate academic year « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte
School of Mining Business and Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering inaugurate academic year « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte

On the occasion, the topic of mining was addressed so that there is a future, by the president of the Association of Industrial Mining Suppliers.

The School of Mining Business (ENM) and the Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering (DIMM) of the Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) jointly began the 2024 academic year.

The day began with the words of the director of the ENM’s Master’s in Mining Management, Italo Montofré; followed by Víctor Quezada, director of the DIMM, who welcomed the students who are joining the University this year, both undergraduate and graduate.

On the occasion, Quezada assured that as a department this year its efforts will be focused on bringing the teaching offer that the unit has closer. “not only to our students, but also to any student in the mining sector who wishes to continue their studies and, in addition, to position DIMM as the main regional and country-level training alternative”.

For his part, Ítalo Montofré explained that work is being done to modernize the program through a new curricular framework and graduation profile. “We have to keep up with technological changes and the real application of sustainability in projects, and for that we need adequate training for students”he indicated.

The event included the participation of Dominique Viera, president of the Association of Industrial Mining Suppliers (Aprimin) and vice president of Operations of the Metaproject Group, who gave a talk on the new challenges in mining. “For us, these types of activities are the most important, because it is building for the future and even more so in a University that is iconic in Chile, and in a department that already has 50 years of experience. So I hope I have motivated you to defend the industry, to work for mining as students, and to open the door for you from the suppliers’ side, which is often super invisible and has better expectations for their future work and for working in jobs. of quality and good income”he emphasized.

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