This year, green energy sources is one of the hottest topics. Bold statements made by activists, globally held large-scale campaigns and numerous discussions are shaping the world today, with UK not being an exception. The country is moving swiftly towards closure of coal-fire plants, and the London Stock Exchange now expects companies listed on the LSE to adhere to new principles of environmental safety and encourages them to adopt green and sustainable business models.
This October, Saint-Petersburg saw opening of the three new subway stations. Actually, they should have been opened a month earlier, but in the end it was decided to postpone the event. As Alexander Beglov, the Governor of Saint-Petersburg, explained, ensuring passenger safety was much more important than matching the opening with certain dates. The official opening ceremony of new stations (Dunayskaya, Shushary and Prospect Slavy), however, happened a month prior to the commissioning date and was shortly followed by numerous sarcastic remarks in the press and social media. Admittedly, projects of this scale should never be rushed, and the majority of city inhabitants agreed on that.
In the first half of this year, over 19.5% more foreign tourists have come to visit our country than in 2017. Among the countries who have contributed to the growth in numbers are China, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic and USA. In fact, not all of these incomers were interested in going sightseeing or attending cultural events.
It has been a second year in a row for students of the AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie) at the Mining University. For the second time as well, they have chosen the two week-long international summer school programme "Modern Technologies of Drilling Wells, Transport and Storage of Oil & Gas."
Students from Hanoi University in Vietnam and Taiyuan University of Technology (TUT) in China came to the Mining University to participate in the International Summer School programme, named "Underground Coal Mining”.
This week, the regional finals of the contest for young researchers, named Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2019, were held in Saint-Petersburg. Five participants qualified to participate in the competition, whereas only one became the winner – Suleiman Husnutdinov, post-graduate from the Mining University. He presented the report "The gold we lose – industrial wastes as a new energy source".
Thanks to this agreement, Russian public companies will manage to increase their capitalization through improving human resource capacity.
The project has already been supported by Alexander Shokhin, the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
As early as 2019, Russian mining engineers may already apply for full membership at the British Engineering Council, one of the most prestigious professional associations in the world.
Eric Yeatman, the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Imperial College London, has completed the cycle of lectures presented at the Mining University.