In 1996 Aalto University, Imperial College, RWTH Aachen and TU Delft took the initiative for a joint Mining Engineering curriculum, the “European Mining Course” (EMC). Students of the participating universities formed one group of 15-20 students and followed courses during an eight months period. The success of the EMC resulted in the start of a second course in September 1998, the European Mineral and Recycling Engineering Course (EMREC), including courses in mineral processing, metallurgy and recycling.
In order to ensure continuation and survival of mining and minerals engineering education programs in Europe the Federation of European Mineral Programs (FEMP) was established in 1999 with a network of 35 companies and institutions in 12 countries on 3 continents. These companies have contributed over 2 million Euros since 2001, which was used for the support of 800 students of 40 nationalities.
The goal of FEMP is to strengthen the ties between the industry, students and the academic partners by ensuring the availability of affordable high-quality educational programs. We provide outstanding international programs, developing professionals capable of shaping the future of the global mineral industry.Get in touch!
TU Delft: Dr. Mike Buxton (chairman)
Aalto University: Dr. Rodrigo Serna
RWTH Aachen: Prof. Bernd Lottermoser
Coordinator: mr. Hans de Ruiter
FEMP Advisory Counsel:
Rio Tinto: mr. Renard Chaigneau
Caterpillar: mr. Jan Peter Bekkering
Tata Steel: mr. Tako de Jong