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Students will have a chance to choose which activities they would like to participate in, giving them a perspective and a challenge to pursue a career in the raw materials sector. The main theme is: without mineral resources, most of the products we buy will not be available and modern life would not be possible.

There will be an opportunity to learn about: 

  • Future requirements for raw materials professionals
  • Digitalization and automation of the raw materials industry
  • E-mobility
  • VR/AR
  • Megatrends in the industry

Following a short opening presentation on the vast diversity of mineral use in everyday life, students can choose between three different excursions that will provide a journey through the rich history of Freiberg exploring how raw materials contributed to the progress of the city:

  • Site visit: Terra Mineralia (one of the biggest mineral collections in the world with over 3.500 minerals, gemstones and meteorites from five continents presented in the historical setting of the Freudenstein castle)
  • Site visit: Reiche Zeche, historic silver mine with a guided tour
  • Site visit: Virtual Reality (VR) and Advanced Robotics, X-SITE – 50 Mega Pixel VR-CAVE

Following this, they will return to the TUBAF Faculty for interactive sessions to learn about: 

  • The history, heritage and challenges humanity will face trying to meet the raw material needs of the future
  • The innovations and megatrends of the raw materials economy
  • Exciting challenges to tackle in the industry
  • What to expect when deciding to pursue a career in this field