The Society of Mining Professors/Societat 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.
2014 will mark our silver anniversary of meetings - 25 years. It is a great pleasure to confirm that the 25th Annual Meeting will be held in South Africa and we are all invited by our President- Elect, Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman, to come to South Africa in late June, 2014 for: SOMP 2014 "A Southern Africa Silver Anniversary" Co-hosted by The Department of Mining Engineering, University of Pretoria, and The School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand. A promotional video for the meeting can be downloaded from here.
The 24th Annual General Meeting in 2013 was held in Greece organized by the Technical University of Crete under the leadership of Prof. Zach Agioutantis. This 24th AGM was coordinated with SDIMI 2013 which was also organized by the Technical University of Crete. The official conference site is at somp2013.conferences.gr
Our latest newsletter, number 40 in the series is now available. Sign in with your member password and access the Documents menu. The newsletter provides information about developments and progress on various SOMP initiatives, a brief account of previous meetings; and news about future meetings and other SOMP activities.
The deadline for nominations for the Guenter Fettweis Award and the Ludwig Wilke Award is 15 April 2014. Check http://www.miningprofs.org/awards for details.
Check http://www.miningprofs.org/news for new world wide faculty position openings