In January 2017, NordMin Board decided to allocate 300.000 DKK for scholarships to Nordic students in order to participate to the 11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM 2017) Conference, held 31 October - 2 November 2017 in Levi, Finland.
An open call was launched in March 2017 and 44 Nordic students with a background related to exploration and mining were awarded a scholarship covering their registration cost and the travel and accommodation costs.
21 students are coming from Finland, 11 students from Sweden, 6 students from Norway and 6 students from Iceland.
NordMin in collaboration with FEM and FinnMin arranged also for the sponsored students during the FEM conference the following events:
- A visit to the Agnico Eagle Kittilä Mine and
- A student-industry networking luncheon