International University of Resources

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Economic developments that shaped today’s life in the various societies worldwide have always depended on innovation in materials and questions of energy supply. Naturally, these themes have for long been prominent in teaching and research at technical schools. In particular, universities in the fields of mining and metallurgy have solid traditions and excellent know-how related to materials and energy. Today the traditional mining and metallurgical sites are high-tech locations — calling for a quick transfer of research findings into industrial applications. In this scenario, the modern technical universities see it as part of their mission to contribute to the best use of materials and resources and to a safe and reliable energy supply.

Thereby, the resources that are considered particularly important comprise the whole range of mineral and fossil raw materials, engineering materials, water and renewable energy sources. The focus is not only on the resources as such, but on the overall life cycle (materials and energy cycles) with the corresponding processes in engineering, the economy and the ecology.

To strengthen their position in international and global competition, the universities shall combine their strengths and competencies at an international scale.