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Mining University graduates received prizes of the St. Petersburg Government
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Mining University graduates received prizes of the St. Petersburg Government

Three graduates of Mining University have become laureates of the competition for the St. Petersburg Government prizes awarded for the performance of graduation works commissioned by executive government agencies. The competition was conducted by the Committee for Science and Higher School.

Experts identified the requirements of the labor market for a modern engineer
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Experts identified the requirements of the labor market for a modern engineer

According to surveys, only 15% of Russians are ready to obtain additional competencies after graduation. The rest believe that knowledge and skills should be replenished only in case of emergency, for example, when applying for a new job or promotion. At the same time, the pace of technological progress today is so high that, according to most analysts, only those who study throughout their lives can count on a successful career. And they would do that absolutely consciously, on a voluntary basis, and not “under constraint."

A Unique Exposition Held at the Mining Museum
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A Unique Exposition Held at the Mining Museum

The Mining Museum's archives were found to store records on which is based the world's first-ever technique of silicate replica smelting.

Vladimir Litvinenko: Hydrogen Can Never Be a Global Energy Resource Due to the Principles of Physics of the World around Us
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Vladimir Litvinenko: Hydrogen Can Never Be a Global Energy Resource Due to the Principles of Physics of the World around Us

Russia is aiming to develop hydrogen energetics. Rosatom, a Russian organisation that specialises in nuclear energy, proposed an initiative to establish a new export-oriented industry by 2024. This move was also supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.

The Mining Museum Shared the Secret of the Famous Kuinji’s Painting
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The Mining Museum Shared the Secret of the Famous Kuinji’s Painting

The first exhibition of the painting "Moonlit Night on the Dnieper" took place 140 years ago. As is known, when creating the picture, the artist used special paints based on pigments from the collection of the oldest technical university in Russia.

Russian Scientific Periodical Was Ranked in the Second Quartile of the Scopus Database
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Russian Scientific Periodical Was Ranked in the Second Quartile of the Scopus Database

The Mining University's journal, which has turned 113 years old this year, is now recognised internationally.

An Indonesian Expat about Moving to Russia for Studies
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An Indonesian Expat about Moving to Russia for Studies

Indonesia is indeed much more than Bali and its picturesque beaches. Yet very few of us know that in the mouth of one of the country's volcanoes there is a lake of sulphuric acid. Samira Dial Megistra, a student of the Faculty of Oil & Gas Engineering at Saint-Petersburg Mining University, is originally from Indonesia. In this interview, she explained why she went to study abroad, albeit coming from one of the most beautiful countries.

Why Would Russia Want to Develop the LNG Industry if Exporting Gas Leads to Nothing but Losses?
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Why Would Russia Want to Develop the LNG Industry if Exporting Gas Leads to Nothing but Losses?

According to Novatek, Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer, the LNG volumes they sold in the first quarter of this year fell by 28.4% compared to the same period of 2019. The amount of natural gas traded on the global markets equals 2.45 billion cubic metres while the amount they produced - 3.1 million barrels o.e. (an increase of 2.1%). A mismatch between the two trends was mostly caused by the sharp drop in spot prices on European and Asian exchange markets. Current price levels are not enough to sustain the operating costs alone, not to speak of the transportation costs.

A new step towards creating a unified international system of professional certification of engineers was made in St. Petersburg
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A new step towards creating a unified international system of professional certification of engineers was made in St. Petersburg

On Tuesday, May 26, an online agreement was signed between the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3, London) and the International Competence Centre for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO, created in affiliation with St. Petersburg Mining University. The parties agreed to establish in the UK a Center for Competency Assessment in the mineral resource complex.

Are Hydrocarbons a Curse or Foundation for the Global Economy?
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Are Hydrocarbons a Curse or Foundation for the Global Economy?

Over 900 specialists including representatives from Shell, Novatek and Gazprom participated in "Hydrocarbons. Look into the Future" online conference that took place at the Mining University.
The main topic - what does the future hold for hydrocarbon industries?