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860-0016-00L  Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, C. A. Heinrich, N. Lefebvre, J. Mertens
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.


Catalogue data

AbstractStudents integrate their knowledge of mineral resources and technical skills to frame and investigate a commodity-specific challenge faced by countries involved in resource extraction. By own research they evaluate possible policy-relevant solutions, engaging in interdisciplinary teams coached by tutors and experts from natural social and engineering sciences.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Integrate, and extend by own research, their knowledge of mineral resources from course 860-0015-00, in a solution-oriented team with mixed expertise
- Apply their problem solving, and analytical skills to critically assess, and define a complex, real-world mineral resource problem, and propose possible solutions.
- Summarize and synthesize published literature and expert knowledge, evaluate decision-making tools, and policies applied to mineral resources.
- Document and communicate the findings in concise group presentations and a report.
Lecture notesURL:
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is 860-0015-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I. Limited to 12 participants, and the lecturers will compose two teams of mixed background and expertise. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Science, Technology, and Policy Program. These students must confirm their participation by February 8th by registration through MyStudies. Other graduate students interested in enrolling will be placed onto a waiting list when registering through MyStudies. In addition, these students should please send an e-mail to Prof. Heinrich ( explaining their motivation in a few sentences.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, C. A. Heinrich, N. Lefebvre, J. Mertens
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

Main linkMoodle > "Mineral Resources"
Only public learning materials are listed.


860-0016-00 USupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II - Case Study Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.2 hrs
Tue/208-10UNO B 11 »
Thu/216-18UNO B 11 »
B. Wehrli, F. Brugger, C. A. Heinrich, N. Lefebvre, J. Mertens


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places12 at the most
Waiting listuntil 15.02.2016

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Doctoral Department of Earth SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
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