Training of mining engineers in the United States, Great Britain and southern Africa

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 86, No. 969, 1993

A.E. Hall, Department of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

This paper summarizes findings of a two-month investigation in Zambia and Zimbabwe and a one-month visit to Britain in 1990-1991. United States contacts have supplied information about that country. Zambia's political unrest and severe devaluation, combined with developments in Namibia and South Africa, enhanced staff recruiting problems in the School of Mines. Zimbabwe has a strong and developing mining department. The departments of mining in the United States and Great Britain are readjusting and contracting due to the reduction in the scale of the industry. The above factors are reviewed and their impact on the countries evaluated.
Mots Clés: Education, Mining engineers, Training.