Monash University and MMG Limited (MMG) are delighted to announce a five year extension of MMG’s support of the Monash Resources Engineering program.
The $170,000 commitment over five years was signed by MMG’s CEO Jerry Jiao and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft. This new agreement is an extension of MMG’s $3million donation from 2013-2017, which helped to establish the Resources Engineering program.
The agreement is a part of MMG’s commitment to growing a steady pipeline of talented resources engineering students in Australia.
The new funding will be used to provide scholarships to promising students, fund site visits to remote resource projects and support increased participation in AusIMM activities.
MMG will also continue to provide vacation work opportunities to students on the program.
At the signing of the agreement, Professor Croft thanked MMG for their ongoing support. “MMG has been a generous and long-standing supporter of Mining and Resources Engineering education in Australia. We are grateful to MMG for this new funding to support student scholarships, as well as the initial $3m of funding provided between 2013-2017 to support the establishment of what has become, one of the leading Resources Engineering programs in the country. MMG has displayed real leadership and a thoughtful long-term vision”.
In his speech, Mr Jiao said ‘MMG and the resources industry are moving into a period of significant growth. To manage this, we need more of the well-educated and well-trained graduates this program is producing. We hope to see many more Monash Mining Engineering students at our MMG sites including our mine in Rosebery in Tasmania or our new operation at Dugald River.”
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Mr. Jerry Jiao, MMG CEO with Elizabeth Croft, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor.
About Monash University
Monash University is one of the largest universities in Australia with over 73,000 students currently enrolled. Monash is ranked #1 in Australia for Engineering and Technology, and is proud to be one of the leading providers of Resources Engineering education in Australia. Monash works closely with a range of leading industry partners across the resources sector, including MMG, Newcrest, Woodside, Orica, Rio Tinto, and many more.
At MMG we operate and develop copper and zinc projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Laos and Peru. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the ASX. Working in partnership with our major shareholder - China Minmetals – our objective is to become a top mid-tier miner by 2020. At MMG, we mine for progress. We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.