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NordMin coordinates mining research

Published: 8 May 2015

In the project NordMin, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, researchers share experience and resources for coordination of sustainable mining and minerals research in the Nordic region. The project is coordinated by Betty Christakopoulou at the Luleå University of Technology.

–  We finance research and innovation projects involving cross-nation Nordic collaboration, we organize regular workshops in all the Nordic countries and we also provide graduate courses with a focus on Nordic conditions, says Betty Christakopoulou, Project Coordinator for NordMin Sweden.

The goal is to increase the sustainability of the Nordic mining and minerals sector in terms of resource efficiency, impact on the environment and society. Attracting a skilled workforce of both genders to the sector are also on the agenda for cooperation in NordMin.

To form networks and consortiums is important to be able to apply for research funding in the EU or other international bodies. Nordic countries´ common nature, geography and common view on sustainability make NordMin a significant cluster of expertise and give good prerequisites for joint actions.

Betty Christakopoulou

Christakopoulou, Betty - Project Manager

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492850
Room: F1409 - Luleå»