The Cabinet approved the establishment of an International centre of excellence in mining engineering education

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The Russian government has approved a draft agreement between Russia and UNESCO on the establishment of the Saint-Petersburg mining University International centre of expertise in mining education, the corresponding order is published on the website of the Cabinet on Saturday.

«Signed by the Russian side approved the draft agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization on the establishment of an International centre of excellence in mining engineering education in Saint-Petersburg under the auspices of UNESCO», — the document says.

The draft agreement stipulates that the centre will be established on the basis of the St. Petersburg mining University as an independent legal entity in the form of Autonomous non-commercial organizations.

It is reported that the centre is created for development of the system of training qualified specialists and scientific personnel of the mining profile, development of a unified system of international professional certification of engineering staff, to create favourable conditions for global mobility of students and postgraduates, teachers and scientists.

As follows from the document, the center works to improve systems of higher education, technical and vocational education and training in the mineral resource sector of the economy. The organization also provides for the development of the evaluation system of the international level of professional competence with the assignment of qualifications of mining engineers and managers employed at enterprises of the mineral complex.

Added that the signing of an agreement aimed at implementing the state program «Development of education» in creating competitive segment of research and development in the field of mineral resource sector of economy, development of fundamental scientific researches on mining and related fields of science. It also will contribute to the implementation of the Russian research and development in the international scientific-technical space.

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