Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s WA School of Mines is one of four WA and Chinese universities involved in a new collaborative project with Fortescue Metals Group.
The project aims to increase co-operation and innovation across the mining and resources sector through the involvement of Chinese and Australian post-graduate students.
Representatives from Curtin University’s WA School of Mines, Central South University in Changsha and Lingnan College, Sun Yat-San University in Guangz-hou are attending the Boao Forum
for Asia to discuss the initiative and will be joined by the University 0f Western Australia in the collaboration. A pilot program will be launched this year.
It will comprise mining engineering, metallurgy and business students from each university participating in a tour of Fortescue’s mine sites, infra- structure and remote operations control centre in the middle of the
year. There will also be workshops and symposiums scheduled after the tour, with students contributing to discussions on new ideas, innovation and opportunities for improved productivity and efficiency, based on their shared
Based on a successful pilot, the program will then be developed to ensure the content evolves in line with industry developments and offers benefits to all participants.
“Curtin’s WA School of Mines is excited to be involved with FMG and the three other universities on this student co-operation and collaboration project, and we look forward to seeing how the

outcomes will benefit the industry,” WA School of Mines director Professor Sam Spearing said

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