The XV International Forum-Contest of Students and Young Researchers
Topical Issues of Rational Use
of Natural Resources
13–17 May 2019, Saint Petersburg

Organizers

About the forum-contest

Since 2005 the International forum-contest of students and young researchers has been held in Saint-Petersburg mining university every year. Annually the forum is attended by:

230

presentations

400

participants

20

countries

Since 2018 the Forum-contest has been held under the patronage of the International Competence Center for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.

The 15 International forum - contest of students and young researchers “Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources” under the auspices of UNESCO, dedicated to the International Year of Periodical Table of Chemical Elements (13-17 May 2019, Saint-Petersburg mining university).

For fifteen years the forum-contest has been an open platform for discussing topical issues of development of Russian and global mineral resources and fuel and energy complexes. During 3 days within the framework of 7 panels the participants will be able to present their research and discuss the most important sector-specific issues with the top experts of mineral resources complex, to take part in master classes of researchers and specialists of various fields of expertise and receive a special certificate, to participate in the competition of case studies and to speak in public in TED format at the oratorical contest.

Participation in the Forum-contest is a unique opportunity to make a presentation in front of the audience who represent more than 20 countries, to meet the representatives of government institutions and specialists from academic and business communities, to find potential partners and share the ideas with young researchers from other countries.

For the Participants

1. To participate in the Forum-contest it is necessary to fill out the registration form and upload the abstract.

2.  You can only participate in the Forum with a presentation based on the short-listed abstract after the pre-selection of applications. There is no organizational fee for the participants.

 3. Possible speakers of the Forum: students, postgraduates and young scientists under the age of 35 from abroad; PhD students and young Russian scientists under the age of 35; students of Russian universities who have won the XVII Russian Conference-Contest of Students and Postgraduate Students (March 27-29, 2019, St. Petersburg).

4. The Organizing Committee will allocate a grant to the registered participants of the conference who will provide their abstracts in due time. The grant will cover accommodation at the Multifunctional Complex “Gornyi” during the Forum-Contest and participation in the activities of the programme.

5. Registered foreign participants will be provided with a Letter of invitation for visa support.

6. To get a transfer from Pulkovo Airport or from St. Petersburg railway stations to the Multifunctional complex “Gorniy” and back please submit a “Get a transfer” form.

INNOVATIONS

Case competition

This year for undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD students and young researchers the organizers of the International Forum-Contest "Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources" hold a new type of event – Case competition.

Case tasks are real industry tasks that describe specific problems in various fields and require optimal and rational solution.

  • Pre-registration is not required.
  • Working language of the case competition is English.
  • Participants of the forum-contest will be divided into teams according to the areas of focus of the sections; teams will receive their cases on the day of the contest.
  • Members of each team have to analyze the task in a short time, create their own solution and present it to the expert jury in the form of a presentation.

Gornyi talks: TED-style presentation format

The Forum-contest 2019 provides an opportunity to young researchers to present the results of their findings not only in the form of conventional scientific communication but also in TED-style presentation format.

Steps for applying for a TED-style presentation contest:
1. Fill out the registration form.
2. Send the topic of your speech with a brief summary to miningyouth@gmail.com.
3. Get approval from the organizing committee.
4. Send a video of your presentation (recording can be made in a day-to-day environment on any video recorder, including a phone or tablet).

Further details:

  • The language of the presentation is English.
  • The length of the presentation is 6 minutes.
  • Topic submission deadline is 10th April, 2019.
  • Video submission deadline is 10th April, 2019.

Academic session of junior scientists

This year the forum-contest includes a new format - a session of high school students (9-10 grade) with excellent results in engineering sciences. The total number of participants is limited to 40 students.

The programme of International academic session of junior scientists “Applied significance of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements”

Important Dates

  • Applications acceptance deadline for the participation in the forum-contest and participants’ abstract – 10.04.2019*

  • Articles submission deadline –  30.04.2019

  • Arrival & participants’ registration – 12.05.2019 - 13.05.2019

  • Conference opening & beginning of section’s work – 13.05.2019

  • Forum-contest closing & award ceremony for participants – 17.05.19
  • Participants departure – 19.05.2019

  • Visa support – *Free of charge visa invitation support from Saint-Petersburg Mining University is provided to the registered participants within the following time frames:

Breakout sessions

  1. Disruptive technologies of integrated processing of  mineral, hydrocarbon and technogenic raw materials with further production of new generation materials
  2. Geotechnologies of resource extraction: current challenges and prospects
  3. State-of-the-art technologies of geological mapping, search and prospecting of mineral deposits
  4. The latest managerial and financing  solutions for the development of mineral resources sector
  5. Digital and energy saving technologies in mineral resource complex (automation processes, digital logistics centers, efficient energy supply, CAD)
  6. Environment protection and  sustainable nature management
  7. New approaches to resolving  hydrocarbon sector-specific issues

Statutes of the Forum-contest

Organising Committee

Programme of the Forum-Contest

Publications

Collection of abstracts

As a result of international forum-contest the abstracts of the reporters (guidelines for abstracts) will be published in the annual collection.

Abstracts submission deadline – 10th April 2019.
Complete the registration form and submit the abstract

Proceedings of the international forum-contest 2019

Within the framework of the 2019 international forum-contest, St. Petersburg Mining University carry on a tradition of publishing the best articles of the forum-contest as a separate collection of articles (publishing house CRС Press, Taylor & Francis Group) for the purposes of the maximal promotion of young researchers' scientific papers.

Please note that the proceedings will go through two stages of reviewing:

  • Reviewing the articles by the organizing committee.
  • The final review of the proceedings will be done by indexing services such as Elsevier (Scopus) and Thomson Reuters (WoS).

 

Article submission deadline – 30th April 2019.
Submit the article

Proceedings of the International Forum-contest of Young Researchers "Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources" 2018

Programme

09:45 – 10:00

Official opening of the conference

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Vladimir Litvinenko,
Rector of Saint-Petersburg mining university

10:00 - 10:30

Greetings

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Representatives of UNESCO, Embassies of the member-countries,
chief executives of universities and partner companies

10:30 - 12:00

Plenary session «Mineral resources complex:
current challenges and perspectives»

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Vladimir Litvinenko,
Rector of Saint-Petersburg mining university

An open dialogue between the experts and the audience
with participation of Russian and internationals
scientists and representatives of business.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch, Media scrum

13:00 - 16:30

Breakout sessions

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1. Disruptive technologies of integrated processing of mineral, hydrocarbon and technogenic raw materials with further production of new generation materials

2. Geotechnologies of resource extraction: current challenges and prospects

3. State-of-the-art technologies of geological mapping, search and prospecting of mineral deposits

4. The latest managerial and financing solutions for the development of mineral resources sector

5. Digital and energy saving technologies in mineral resource complex (automation processes, digital logistics centers, efficient energy supply, CAD)

6. Environment protection and sustainable nature management

7. New approaches to resolving hydrocarbon sector-specific issues

 

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00

Prestige lecture
«Present-day intellectual:
what will he be like?»

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Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative
of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

20:00

Gala dinner

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Congress hall of Multifunctional complex «Gorniy»

10:00 - 14:00

Breakout sessions

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1. Disruptive technologies of integrated processing of mineral, hydrocarbon and technogenic raw materials with further production of new generation materials

2. Geotechnologies of resource extraction: current challenges and prospects

3. State-of-the-art technologies of geological mapping, search and prospecting of mineral deposits

4. The latest managerial and financing solutions for the development of mineral resources sector

5. Digital and energy saving technologies in mineral resource complex (automation processes, digital logistics centers, efficient energy supply, CAD)

6. Environment protection and sustainable nature management

7. New approaches to resolving hydrocarbon sector-specific issues

 

14:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 17:00

Master Classes of leading experts

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Master class  «The role of international law in nature management»
Prof. Dr. Marian Paschke
Hamburg university (Germany)

Master class «The art of scientific publications»
Prof. Andrzej  Kraslawski
Lappeenranta university of technology (Finland)

Master class «Investing: philosophy and opportunities»
Dr. Rolando Zanotelli
VontobelAG (Switzerland)

Master Class «Postmining and Quality Management
on the example of new teaching methods»

Markus Plien,
Georg Agricola Technical University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Master class  «Top requested  competences
of the next generation of mining engineers»

Prof. Eric Yeatman
Imperial College (UK)

Master class «Sustainable development of  the mining sector»
Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt
Freiberg Academy of Mining and Technology (Germany)

Master class  «Youth policy of a company»
Siroj Loikov
Deputy CEO of  PAO
«PhosAgro» (Russia)

Master class  «D.I. Mendeleev’s Periodic table -
a unique presentation  of the system of chemical elements»

Prof. Yurii Voitekhovskiy
Saint Petersburg mining university (Russia)

17:00 - 17:30

Transportation to the Master building of the university,
coffee break

17:30 - 19:00

A tour of the Mining university 

19:00

Cultural programme: a tour «Saint Petersburg at night»

10:00 – 13:00

Case competition

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The participants are divided into teams and receive the thematic tasks at the time of the contest

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Performance of participants
in TEDx format / contest of
public-speaking skills

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Creative presenations of ideas worth spreading within limited time:
emotionally charged, eloquen, specacular performance not longer than 6 minutes.
The participants are pre-selected on the basis of their applications

16:00 – 16:30

Break

16:30 – 18:00

Award ceremony: breakout sessions, contest of case studies,
contest of public-speaking skills

Closing ceremony

19:00

Reception

SAINT PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million people. Among cities fully located in Europe, St. Petersburg is the third most populous city, as well as the first city in terms of population, which is not the capital. St. Petersburg is the most important economic, scientific and cultural center of Russia, a major transportation hub. The historical center of St. Petersburg and its associated complexes of monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List; This is one of the most important centers of tourism in the country.

Among the most significant cultural and tourist sites are the Hermitage, the Kunstkamera, the Mariinsky Theater, the Russian National Library, the Russian Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Nevsky Prospect. The program for the preservation and development of the historical center of St. Petersburg is also aimed at preserving cultural heritage sites.

VENUE AND ACCOMODATION

ST. PETERSBURG MINING UNIVERSITY

St. Petersburg Mining University is the first technical educational institution in Russia, it was established by order of Catherine II on 21 October (1 November), 1773, the University brought to life Peter’s the First and M.V. Lomonosov’s ideas about training mining engineers. The date has become the birthday of the whole higher technical education in Russia.

Nowadays, more than 12 thousand students are studying mining, oil and gas, machine building, energy engineering, economics, safety measures, geo-ecology. The Mining University trains bachelors, masters and specialists (engineers) according to 32 programmes. More than 180 doctors of sciences, professors, about 600 candidates of sciences and associate professors, about 120 academicians and correspondent members of different international and Russian academies are working at 49 departments and branches of the University.

Mining Museum is a keeper of unique collections. It houses more than 250 thousand exhibits collected from all continents and more than 80 countries. It ranks top three world museums of nature science profile. The University possesses the richest scientific and technical library which accounts for more than 1.2 mln books and journals including rarities of the XV-XIX centuries.

The Mining University performs intensive research in the development of the country’s raw material resources, environmental management, advanced energy-saving technologies of extraction and processing of mineral resources. The University has modern facilities and well-developed infrastructure, and it allows to hold international events at the highest level.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPLEX «GORNYI»

Multifunctional complex «Gornyi»  is the venue for holding national and international scientific meetings, congresses, conferences, symposiums, arranging educational courses of studying foreign languages, accommodation of students, postgraduates, invited professors and tourists.

The total area of complex is 23000 square meters. It includes 212 rooms (which can accommodate up to 410 guests), restaurant for 250 guests, congress hall with capacity up to 2200 guests, fitness centre and auditorium for 500 seats.

Contacts

Organizers

Saint Petersburg Mining University

199106, Russia, Saint Petersburg, 21st Line, 2

www.en.spmi.ru

Organizing committee

tel: +7 (812) 382-04-30

email: forum-contest@spmi.ru

Venue and accommodation

Multifunctional complex «Gornyi»

199406, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Nalichnaya street, 28/16

 www.mfk-gornyi.ru