Prof Musiyarira Inaugurated as President of the Society of Mining Professors

Prof Harmony Musiyarira, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering from NUST, was officially inaugurated as President of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), at a ceremony held in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. His election signals the global minerals education fraternity’s growing confidence in Namibia as a key destination on the African continent for education in the field

Prof Harmony Musiyarira delivering his Acceptance Address during his inauguration as the  President of the Society of Mining Professors.NUST will host the next SOMP international conference in 2022. This event will draw participants from across the globe, and promises to be a landmark event for minerals education in Africa.

Prof Musiyarira described his ascendency to the presidency as a clear sign of the growing importance and relevance of NUST on the minerals education landscape, and a collective recognition by the international community.

The COVID-19 pandemic had presented a unique set of challenges to the mining industry. Prof Musiyarira therefore called for the need for higher education institutions to adopt new forms of teaching and learning to keep up with international trends, particularly in engineering education. “I will commit my tenure to broaden NUST’s academic network and access to leading talent while creating a vibrant platform for enhanced industry engagement and research output,” he said.

The Society’s rich history and international scope will earn NUST a global outlook aligned with the institution’s internationalisation. Formed in 1990, SOMP is a vibrant Society representing the global academic community working towards a significant contribution to the future of the minerals’ discipline. Its primary goal is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic, and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for humankind

Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
for Month: 
November, 2021

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