XV International Forum-Contest of Young Researchers has come to an end

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The awarding ceremony of XV International Forum “Topical issues of rational use of natural resources” was held at the Mining University.

Over 400 students and young scientists from 85 universities and fuel and energy companies took part in the event – among them representatives from Poland, Germany, France, UK, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and others. Within these three days, numerous reports on scientific progress and scientific issues were presented. Research was mainly devoted to following topics: mining geophysics, advanced technologies in discovery and development of hydrocarbons, raw hydrocarbons deep conversion.

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Twenty-one persons became the winners of the forum – six of them were from the Mining University, two represented Freiberg University of Mining and Technology and two more came from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. The rest of the winners either study or work in Chinese, Belarusian, French, Austrian, Czech or American universities and companies.

This year, we have had a record number of contestants. Most of the works they presented at the Forum were of very high quality and also scientifically sound. For these reasons, it was not easy for us to decide whose work is the best, and in three categories the highest award was given to two contestants at once.
Vladimir Borzenkov, Director General of the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO

What topics interest young scientists today? For example, Petr Rezkin from Polotsk, who took the first place in the category "New managerial and financial solutions aimed at mineral sector development", presented a project named "A value chain in the oil refining and petrochemical industry: strategy evaluation and integration". Gert Barsch from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, who became the winner in the category "Use of breakthrough technologies of complex mineral and technogenic raw materials processing for designing beyond materials", presented a study on the formation of niobium carbides in steel.


Anna Fache, a student of the Florida International University, is a researcher in one of the most popular fields today. She held a discussion on energy options for France and Germany in relation to main principles of Paris Agreement. Quality of hew work project was considered very high, and she was given an award in the category "New managerial and financial solutions aimed at mineral sector development."

Post-graduate student of the Mining University Inna Ulbasheva became a laureate in the category "Technologies of extracting solid minerals. Health, safety and environmental protection". In her work, she assessed the impact of explosive ground vibrations on the overhead power lines.

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