T-Shaped Master Programme for Innovative Mineral Resource Exploration (TIMREX)
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The TIMREX EIT -labelled MSc programme aims to train earth science specialists, primarily geologists and geologist engineers, to meet the EU's needs for mineral resource exploration. The geographical location of the four partner universities helps to improve the mineral exploration workforce supply for the EU, in two of the EU's main mining and exploration hubs, Scandinavia and the ESEE region. The TIMREX programme will train T-shaped earth science specialists having a solid background in the classical disciplines of geology and geophysics, complemented by modern 3D modelling and data processing and interpretation skills, while the boundary-crossing competences will include skills in innovative mineral exploration techniques and technologies used in the field, in laboratories, in an underground and underwater environment. Students are also trained in sustainability, social responsibility, and social licence to operate.
The University of Miskolc (Hungary) is the coordinator, while GeoZS plays the role of an advisory institution in the field of curriculum design (innovative exploration and fieldwork methods) and the procedure for obtaining the EIT label. We participate in the promotion of the study programme and in the recruitment of students from Slovenia, Croatia and the Western Balkan countries to participate in the study activities.