University of Concepción, Chile, Joins the Certificate in Mining Studies Network

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EduMine and the University of Concepción (UDEC) in Chile have signed an agreement for the UDEC Department of Metallurgical Engineering to join the Certificate in Mining Studies program as both a CMS Mining School and a CMS Course Provider.

The Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS) is a university certificate program, developed by EduMine, the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the Department of Continuing Education at UBC. The CMS continuing education program comprises short courses, live webcasts, and online courses from a dynamic collaborative network between EduMine, mining schools, and approved course providers. Students can take courses online, at provider’s location, or in a virtual classroom setting to minimize travel time.

The CMS program is designed for professionals who seek industry-leading professional development and career advancement in the mining sector, as well as other sectors working closely with the mining industry. The flexible e-learning platform allows students to achieve a university level certification from anywhere in the world.

Current CMS Mining Schools include the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at UBC, and the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona (UAz). Current CMS Course Providers include EduMine, UBC, UAz, the Sauder School of Business at UBC, Imperial College (London), and Simon Fraser University (Vancouver).

UDEC imageUDEC is located in Concepción, Chile, and its Department of Metallurgical Engineering is renowned for its expertise and teaching on mineral processing topics. UDEC adds a new dimension to the CMS as the first Spanish-speaking university to join the program. As a result, professionals will soon be able to register for the CMS and receive their CMS certificates from UDEC. They will also be able take their selected CMS courses in Spanish wherever available. UDEC will also be developing and presenting courses for the CMS, with a focus on mineral processing topics.

In the words of Froilán Vergara, Director of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering of UDEC, “This recently signed international agreement represents a unique opportunity for the Department to contribute with its more than half a century of experience training professionals and providing technological solutions for mining in Chile, a country that has been the world’s biggest copper mine producer for decades.”

UDEC will greatly increase the accessibility of the CMS with respect to both language and geography and will contribute significantly to the coverage and topicality of CMS courses.

We look forward to collaborating with UDEC!

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Simon Houlding is Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc., responsible for EduMine, the professional development division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry. He is a practicing professional engineer and author.

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