MICROMINE Sponsors “Resources for a Sustainable Future" International Summer School

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MICROMINE joins with Rio Tinto to sponsor Curtin University's International Summer School from 19-28 November in Perth, Australia.

MICROMINE partners with Curtin University of Technology, Perth

“Curtin is a major tertiary institution and the second-largest university in Australia. We are proud to be partnering with them to promote Western Australia industry...." Mr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, CEO, MICROMINE

Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE is a sponsor of Curtin University’s International Summer School, themed “Resources for a Sustainable Future." MICROMINE joins with Rio Tinto and other sponsors, Department of State Development and Department of Mines & Petroleum, and the City of Perth.

This will be the first time an Australian university has hosted premier Russian universities with the aim of highlighting global synergies and opportunities in higher education and research in the resources industry.

From 19-28 November 2012, about 30 delegates from countries such as the United States, Russia, Korea, Chile, Brazil, Malaysia and Japan are meeting in Perth to hear from market experts on resource industry-related topics. The event will focus on Western Australia and Curtin University’s strengths in the areas of mining and mineral processing, oil & gas, engineering and other related areas supporting the resources industry, including technologies such as MICROMINE's to support sustainable mining.

Included with the high profile list of conference speakers is MICROMINE’s Manager, Global Training, Mr. Frank Bilki, who will present on the fundamental role that mining software plays in supporting mining sustainability.

Commenting on MICROMINE’s involvement, CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick says, “We have very strong ties to Russia. Our first Russian office was opened over ten years ago - this has now expanded to 4. MICROMINE also has a long history of partnering with high caliber tertiary institutions. Only two weeks ago we signed a joint Academic Agreement with the Ministry of Education of Uzbekistan and Tashkent State Technical University.”

Mr. Fitzpatrick continues, “Curtin is a major tertiary institution and the second-largest university in Australia. We are proud to be partnering with them to promote Western Australia industry and assist in showcasing WA as one of the strongest and most forward-thinking resources hubs in the world.”

MICROMINE has recently established an Academic License Agreement with Curtin University’s WA School of Mines. This follows a recent university arrangement between MICROMINE and the University of Mongolia, whereby Micromine software and hardware was provided to the university as part of an exchange of expertise that includes Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines, the University of Mongolia and MICROMINE.

MICROMINE has extensive involvement with international university programs. Most recently, the company’s UK office commenced a Student Bursary (scholarship) Program with the University of Leicester, England. Other educational partnerships across Europe include academic license agreements with universities in Albania, Spain, Belgium and Slovenia.
MICROMINE’s global academic partnerships include an Academic License Agreement with the University of Sao Paulo and academic arrangements with the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Stellenbosch University and the Russian State Geological Prospecting University.

To learn more about MICROMINE's Academic Licensing Program in North America, contact Lori Freemire at 303.996.6273 or lfreemire (at) micromine (dot) com.


With over 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries, MICROMINE is a leading provider of intuitive software solutions for the entire mining process. MICROMINE understands the software and consultancy needs of exploration and mining operations around the world. Located in 21 of the world’s major mineral producing capitals, our team is close to your operation. This means MICROMINE can provide local support and services in your language and time zone.
MICROMINE’s intuitive solutions are delivered by a team of specialists who understand the software and how it can be integrated into an operation for maximum results.

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