The ProSkill Consortium

The University of Miskolc has an unique character in Hungary. It is the only Hungarian HEI offering special BA and MA courses related to RMs. It looks back to a history of more than 275 years. The world’s first higher education institution of technology, the Mining Academy of Selmecbánya, represented special knowledge and value. The total number of students here is more than 10,000 (from which at least 2000 students focus on RMs related courses).

The European Federation of Geologists is a not-for-profit professional geoscience organisation focused on the promotion of excellence in the application of geology, in raising public awareness of the importance of geosciences for society and in the setting and international benchmarking of professional standards and qualifications for geo-professionals. It represents scientists and professionals mostly from the industrial sectors. EFG members are national geological associations, representing about 50 000 geoscientists and professionals from 26 European countries.

15 educational units of the University – 13 faculties, one college and a scientific didactic centre – currently offer almost 60 study programmes and about 200 specializations, with special focus on mining engineering studies and other RM related studies. It occupies leading positions in both national and international rankings. Not only the offered courses and the high number of students makes this HEI to one of the most important partner in our consortium, but its location. Upper Silesia is the most industrialized area in Poland, and one of the most industrialized in Europe.

In average, 12.000 students study at the STU every year. At present, the STU consists of seven faculties based in Bratislava and Trnava. STU is a public university and offers education mainly in technical, technological, technical-economical, technical-information and technical-artistic fields of study using the modern methods of education, laboratories and practical training. It has vast experiences in modern and innovative teaching methods which contribute to carry out the WP4 and WP5 successfully. It has a special unit called Institute of Life-Long Education with special knowledge in wider society learning and life-long learning programmes.

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava draws on 170 years of research and academic excellence to provide world class education in 7 Faculties offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, and exchange programmes to students from six continents. State of the art research facilities, cooperation with leading companies, and partnerships with universities and research institutions the world over provide excellent opportunities for student, teachers, and researchers alike.