The Federation of European Mineral Programs is a not-for-profit foundation created to support the education of MSc level students in the field of mineral engineering. There is a global shortage of highly educated minerals engineers, FEMP seeks to help bridge this gap by providing scholarships and industry collaboration.
The Increasing demand for raw materials is creating even more pressure on human resources as is the Increasing sophistication within the minerals industry, as it moves from low-tech to high-tech and implements more sustainable business practices.
The programs organised by the partner institutions are collectively called EMMEP (European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programs).
In 2021 FEMP celebrated the 25th anniversary of the European Mining Course. As we celebrated this milestone, we acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our partner institutions, the amazing support of our industry partners and the fantastic students that have completed their MSc through FEMP.
With over 800 talented individuals completing their MSc over the last 25 years, our alumni have already spread around the world and are helping to lead the mining industry. It is our hope and ambition that FEMP will continue to help develop these future industry leaders as they meet the challenges of the industry while utilising the experiences and skills obtained during their MSc.
It is also worth reflecting how, throughout these 25 years, that the FEMP programs have been in constant evolution, as partner universities joined and departed our educational activities.
Today FEMP has a number of initiatives which will build on this great foundation. Some of these initiatives are already being put in place with the aim of increasing engagement with our alumni and our industrial partners. The active participation of our industrial sponsors and alumni will thus remain an essential part of FEMP activities.
We are also working hard to help with changing the perception of the industry, from dirty low tech to the essential high-tech industry that it is, we believe this is an important step in attracting today’s youth to the industry and building towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for all.
Established in 1996
FEMP supports high level education in Europe for the future leaders in the mining and related raw materials processing industry.
FEMP is the central point of collaboration between industry and universities in Europe where the brightest minds are given the necessary tools to enable the prosperity of the mining industry.
FEMP and the European Mining Course fully comply with the partner universities Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy's.
Please refer to the individual universities websites for the detail of their specific policy's and activities.
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