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Reunion 2017

From 31 August - 2 September 2017 Miskolc University will be hoisting the 17th reunion and annual meeting of FEMP, the Federation of European Mineral Programs, and the EMMEP programs. All activities will be in and around the city of Sopron, which is located in Western Hungary, a short distance from the Austrian border. It is only 80 km away from the Vienna airport, with hourly train connections to Sopron.

Besides about 45 students of the 1st and 2nd years of the current MSc program, some 75 alumni of the past 20 years are also expected. This will be complemented by representatives of the 25 international companies, which support FEMP as well as representatives of the academia. This ensures that the event will be again an excellent opportunity to renew and strengthen your network. The highlights per day are:

Thursday evening 31 August: Welcome dirnks in and around the Mining Museium in the old town of Sopron.

Friday morning 1 Spetember: During the day the events take place at the historical campus of the university. The theme of the morning sessions will be Minitura 2020 project, which is a concept and methodology for the definition and subsequent protection of "mineral deposits of public importance".

Friday afternoon: After lunch the best master theses will be awarded. The second half of the afternoon participants may join a guided tour through Sopron or join a beer with old friends at one of the many terraces in the old town.

Friday evening: Starts with drinks before dinner while meeting the sposoring companies, of which many employ FEMP graduates. The rest of the social evening includes the buffet dinner.

Saturday 2 September: offers a relaxed program with a biking tour on and around the Ferto Lake /Neusiedler See, closed off with a barbecue.

Here you can find additional details and here you can find the registration form.

We hope to meet you in Sopron!


Reunion 2016

RWTH Aachen hosted the 16th reunion and annual meeting of FEMP from 1 – 3 September 2016.  All activities were in and around Aachen. The attendance was 60% higher than last year to a total of 131.

The participants of the event came from 14 countries.

The RWTH organizing committee, existing of: Prof. Bernd Lottermoser, Max Berner, Antje Matthäus, ensured that the event was again an excellent opportunity to renew and strengthen the participant’s network.

Twenty years ago, on 29 September 1996, the first EMC program started in Helsinki with 8 students from 4 universities. This year’s reunion celebrated the 20th  anniversary and plans for the future were discussed. The emphasis of the 2016 FEMP reunion was on the social contacts between the various groups of participant with ample opportunity for the industry to develop and strengthen professional contacts with the students and the alumni.

It was a very good opportunity for alumni to see their old friends and for the current students and graduates of 2016 to meet once more before moving to other parts of the world. The program summary including a list of participants can be downloaded here. A pdf with the information about the FEMP member companies present and the sponsors cab be downloaded from here and a pdf with the presentation about 20 years EMMEP from here. A link to  the pictures is here. The event was sponsored by several companies for a total of 4700 Euro.