The SOMP AGM 2010 conference - Innovation in Mining will be hosted by Department of Mining of Tallinn University of Technology.

Program will contain conference presentations, poster sessions, SOMP Council and Committees meetings, workshops and will end with guided tours to Estonian oil shale mining district.

Interview with Uday Kumar, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Uday Kumar, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
From 3rd day of SOMP AGM 2010, Tallinn, Estonia, 20.06.2010

For foreign students is there anything to learn from Estonia and mining engineers?

"Definately! You can learn everywhere something but since I’m not familiar with your research, I can’t tell. There is always to learn!"

How would you define the word mining engineer?

"In nowadays it is the engineer who can manage most of the technologies: economics, engineering. He should be a generalist because mining is not very small, it’s very wide!"
Do you imagine a world without mining?

"NO! I just can’t imagine..."

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