Published on : Jan 03, 2014
The University of Exeter\'s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) signed a deal with the representatives from the Malaysian state of Perak to help them revive the mining industry in Malaysia.
This mining school that was started in Camborne will play a major role in this international collaboration. Perak - situated to the north of Kuala Lumpur was once famous for being the largest tin producers in the world. Nonetheless, CSM based at the University of Exeter\'s Penryn campus was popular because of the global reputation within the energy industry.
Professor Kip Jeffrey, who signed the deal at the private tin mining company ITRI Ltd in Hertfordshire is excited about the partnership because according to him the collaboration will deliver substantial benefits to the people as well as the economy of Malaysia. He said it is a great opportunity to conform to the latest advances in the form of sustainable mining technologies and continue it to the next generation of researchers and engineers that will help the industry to create valuable educational opportunities and sustainable industry.
David Bishop, managing director of ITRI said the new sustainable tin supply and the new tin technologies are the integral components to the future growth of the tin industry. And apparently, this collaboration is a major step in achieving those goals.
Nevertheless, the signing off ceremony was attended by the chief minister of Perak, Zambry Abdul Kadir who was on his official visit to the UK.