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Dmitriy Medvedev approved of setting up International Competence Center in Mining Education under the auspices of UNESCO in Saint Petersburg

Thursday, 16 November, 2017
Dmitriy Medvedev approved of setting up International Competence Center in Mining Education under the auspices of UNESCO in Saint Petersburg

Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev signed an order on setting up International Competence Center in Mining Education under the auspices of UNESCO on the base of Saint Petersburg Mining University.

Dmitriy Medvedev signed the document on December, 12. He entrusted Russian Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to hold talks with UNESCO and upon reaching agreement to enter into contract on behalf of the Government.

In this regard changes that may be introduced into the project must not be of principle.

It should be recalled that on October, 13 UN Executive Council on Education, Science and Culture at its 202-nd session voted unanimously for setting up International Competence Center in Mining Education under the auspices of UNESCO on the base of Saint Petersburg Mining University.

Passing this resolution UN Executive Council pointed out that the Center activities fully meet the UN program priorities and made an appeal to all countries “to cooperate actively with the International Competence Center in Mining Education in Russia”.

Earlier on the 22-nd of September, the International Council of university rectors held in Saint Petersburg approved the establishment of the Competence Center.135 principals of Mining-Engineering Institutions of Higher Learning from 60 countries participated in this meeting.

The originators of setting up  International Competence Center in Mining Education were rector of Saint Petersburg Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko, President of the Institute of  Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3,London) Martin Cox and ex- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. The primary objective of this venture will be world-class competence assessment of engineers.

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