Micromine Central Asia and the School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to incorporate Micromine’s mining solutions into the education and training for students at Nazarbayev.
Established last year, the School of Mining and Geosciences aims to be the premier school for earth science education and research in Kazakhstan, and wants to develop Kazakhstan’s natural resource industry to be internationally recognised as safe, efficient and environmentally responsible through the education of the next generation of students.
Micromine business development manager, Erick Kanaev commented: “Our agreement with Nazarbayev University is exciting and we look forward to educating students using our software. We hope that through this partnership the students will learn to develop Kazakhstan’s natural resource industry to become internationally recognised.”
Through this academic agreement, Micromine plans to deliver training to students and provide their mining solutions for use in various resource projects conducted by the university. The next part of the agreement involves a class being taught at the university using the Micromine software. The class is expected to be opened for participation in late 2017.
“We are pleased to be bringing a class to the university as we believe it will provide students with a higher level of education that they can use for research in their projects,” added Kanaev.