An eye for Geology

House of Technology in Luleå has on behalf of SGU - The Geological Survey of Sweden - developed a traveling exhibition on geology named Eye of Geology. It is an exhibition of metals and minerals, and why they are so important in our everyday lives, in Sweden and in the world.

One of the participants in the exhibition material is Christina Wanhainen, lecturer at the Master Programme in Natural Resources Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.

Why is an exhibition on geology important?

"To increase knowledge of the geological importance of development and growth. What metals and minerals we use in our everyday lives, which are metals containing our everyday objects, and from where we take them?"

What have you contributed?

"I talk about my relationship with geology, minerals and metals in my career as a geologist and researcher but also private. I talk about the research I conduct and raises some questions about the extraction, consumption and recycling is not always so simple answer."

Where can I find educations on geology?

"Here at Luleå University of Technology You can study the 5-year engineering Master Programme in Natural Resources Engineering, where there is a focus on ore geology. The focus is unique in Sweden, ie you can not study engineering in this area elsewhere in Sweden. In addition to this we also have a 2-year Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences, with specializations towards the ore geology and environmental geochemistry," concludes Christina Wanhainen.

Travelling exhibition An eye for Geology

SGU - The Geological Survey of Sweden


Programmes within the mining and metals area at LTU


Wanhainen, Christina - Associate Professor
Organization: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492401


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Published: 4 January 2017

Updated: 9 January 2017


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