Camborne School of Mines

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The Camborne School of Mines, one of the world’s foremost mining and minerals engineering institutions, is celebrating a landmark double anniversary.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the celebrated mining school becoming an integral part of the University of Exeter in Cornwall, based at the Penryn Campus.

CSM is also celebrating the 135th anniversary since its creation, and the start of its journey to be at the forefront of pioneering the very best in industry-led teaching, research and technological advances. 

Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at The University of Exeter said: “We are so proud to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Camborne School of Mines becoming a vital part of The University of Exeter in Cornwall, as well as celebrating 135 years since the School’s creation. 

“The Camborne School of Mines is a world-renowned leader in research and skills for the global mining industry and is leading the way in the quest for sustainable mining practices and the sourcing of the critical minerals required for the transition to net zero”.   

Since being formed in 1888, Camborne School of Mines has developed an enviable reputation of producing pioneering research, focusing on the key challenges of resource sustainability, environmental production and mine health and safety.
CSM is recognised as having had a global impact on the mining and minerals industry, by training graduates who are now leading the sector in new and exciting ways. It has also built close relationships with local, national and international business, and these collaborations have helped to promote advances in sustainable mining, geological exploration and renewable energy.
Professor Martin Siegert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Cornwall) for the University of Exeter added: “The Camborne School of Mines is one of the world’s leading mining institutions and we are incredibly proud to be celebrating 30 years of partnership here at the University of Exeter, Cornwall. Since we joined forces in 1993 hundreds of students have gained our qualifications and gone on to enjoy successful careers all over the world.

“The work done at CSM has never been more crucial, as the world transitions to net zero and the demand for critical minerals increases. It is hugely important that we mine sustainably, and CSM’s research, teaching and industry links can help ensure this happens”.

Professor Pat Foster, Head of Camborne School of Mines, said: “CSM has a proud history and an exciting future. Mining is integral to modern society and building a greener future. As part of the University of Exeter we are able to work with colleagues in a truly interdisciplinary way to develop solutions to global challenges. We have achieved a great deal over the past 30 years including increasing our portfolio of courses, particularly at Masters Level and our new mining degree apprenticeship starting next month. We look forward to seeing what can be achieved together in the next 30 years.”