The Mission

The Society of Mining Professors/Societät der Bergbaukunde is a vibrant Society representing the global academic community and committed to make a significant contribution to the future of the minerals disciplines. The main goal of the Society is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind. The Society facilitates information exchange, research and teaching partnerships and other collaborative activities among its members.

29th SOMP Annual General Meeting and Conference in Beijing, China, July 2018

The 29th Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in Beijing, China from July 3rd through July 6th, 2018. The meeting will be hosted under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the People's Republic of China, and co-hosted by the University of Science and Technology Beijing, the China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), and the North China Institute of Science and Technology, under the leadership of Professor Zhongxue Li.

This is the first time the SOMP Annual General Meeting will be hosted in Asia and we are all looking forward to a very exciting meeting.

The first circular can be accessed here.

Upcoming SOMP Regional Meetings

The SOMP membership has approved four regional meetings for 2017-2018 listed here

The 6th Regional Meeting of the Society of Mining Professors will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 19 and 21 March 2018. Click here for the first announcement.

The 7th Regional Meeting of the Society of Mining Professors will be held in Santiago, Chile, during the week of 23-27 April 2018. Click here for details.

Click here for a flyer on the 9th Regional Meeting of the Society of Mining Professors which will be held in Bochum, Germany between 17 and 20 October, 2018.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Regional meetings are a valuable resource reaching remote areas and colleagues in all corners of the world.

SOMP 6th Regional Conference, 12-14 March, Johannesburg, SA

The 6th SOMP Regional Conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12 to 14th of March, 2018.

The theme of the conference is Overcoming challenges in the Mining Industry through sustainable mining practices. 

For more information and for the full announcement and call for papers click here.

For the registration form click here.