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Raw Materials University Day - Madrid, Spain - 16 November 2017

Raw Materials University Day - Madrid, Spain - 16 November 2017
Published on: 24/10/2017
The final edition of Raw Materials University Days in 2017 will be held at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), hosted by the School of Mines and Energy.
Event date: 16/11/2017
Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas y Energía (School of Mines and Energy Engineering), Technical University of Madrid

Time: 09:00-18:00

Target groups:

  • university students and researchers – to provide future graduates with accurate and precise information about the study and career opportunities in raw materials
  • school leavers – to attract young people, who are currently deciding on their future profession, into this field of studies
  • wider society – to contribute to raising public awareness about the lack of skilled professionals in the sector, as well as the importance of raw materials in Europe’s development

Planned activities included in the event:

  • conferences
  • presentation from students – showcasing research groups and alumni activities
  • fair and exhibition – including industry associations, companies and national/regional authorities
  • lab demonstrations
  • visit to the school’s museums – the historic underground mine and UPM’s mineralogical museum will be open

The event will show practical examples of career opportunities across as much of the raw materials value chain as possible, including:

  • exploration
  • extraction
  • processing
  • recycling
  • substitution
  • circular economy

All of these themes are covered by the EIT Raw Materials.  

The event will also be filmed and broadcast via UPM’s tele-education service.


Juan Herrera Herbert: