Maptek provides Vulcan software for Mongolian mine engineering students

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Mining technology developer Maptek has provided educational licences of Vulcan geological modelling and mine planning software to the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), based in Ulaanbaatar.

Maptek reseller for the region, Information Technology Experts LLC will conduct the training of staff and ongoing teaching of fourth year students in the School of Mining Engineering. About 2400 students study mine engineering at MUST, with 9 different specialisations offered.

Addressing guests at the launch ceremony for the Maptek Vulcan laboratory on Friday April 5, Manager of IT Experts, Mr Batchuluun Bayanmunkh, said that the software would help prepare students for job opportunities in the private sector as well as with state agencies.

The School of Mining Engineering has a strong research base that is closely linked to industry. Many academic staff come from industry and bring practical, educational and research experience to the faculty.

Maptek will provide 15 networked Vulcan licences, giving students access to open cut and underground mine design, pit optimisation and geostatistical applications.

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