Raw materials provide the building blocks of human development, especially today as the technology is developing at an accelerated rate. Without raw materials the computers, smartphones and tablets we use day to day would still be science fiction! Lapland has some of the richest ore resources in all of Europe, meaning it is integral to the development of EU’s raw materials industry. Could you help shape that future?
To ensure that Europe leads the digital revolution while making it the greenest industry on Earth, the workforce needs innovation from younger employees. Research has proven that the mining industry currently lacks skilled and environmentally conscious younger employees. This means there are incredible opportunities for a lucrative career in the field. Naturally local universities will play a big part in this process and essential to developing innovation in the EU. They will need to prepare next generation of workers with the skills and knowledge to develop these industries in a sustainable way.
On 2-3 November a forum will be held for students, researchers and developers at the University of Lapland to discuss the sustainable regional development of mining in the area. Topics include mining diplomacy, social licensing and funding. The day is open to anyone who may be unsure of the next step of their career or already has an interest in raw materials. Could this be the dream next step for you?` For more information and to sign up for The Raw Materials University Day at University of Lapland click here.