Runge Limited Helping to Develop Canadian Miners
CALGARY, Aug. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Runge Limited, a global mining technology, consulting, advisory and professional development giant, is working with University of Alberta to develop the miners of tomorrow.
With Runge Limited providing their leading TALPAC and DRAGSIM software, Dr. Tim Joseph directs up to 200 students through the world-class program each year.
"We aim to prepare our students for the real world of mining," said Dr. Joseph, "And because we have real-world tools, we can approach the final year with a business-based approach."
Such an approach has proven results. The University of Alberta's program has quadrupled in size over the past five years to become the largest general mining course in the world. It hits 100% job-placement regularly.
"Experienced showed that we needed to change the way we taught mining engineering in the final year," said Dr. Joseph. "A reliance on text-book learning meant we were losing student attention," he said.
Runge Limited's software gives universities and teachers the power to gain and maintain that interest.
"Runge Limited is seen by many as the leaders in truck and loader planning, dragline planning, mine scheduling and mine costing," said Fraser Rowe, General Manager of Canadian Operations.
"And we're known to supply the software that supports these processes," he said.
"Like their professors, we want to ensure the students are armed and ready to tackle their real world jobs," said Mr. Rowe. "But more than that, we want to improve the value of mining's global knowledge community."
Runge Limited works closely with the university to provide students with access to real world experience.
Dr. Joseph himself worked for over 25 years as a mining consultant before moving to academia later in life. He understands the need for real world knowledge.
"You can't teach final year mining engineering just from a text book," said Dr. Joseph.
"So we set up an environment that mimics that of actual mining companies; we get the students to work on projects they might work on when they graduate, with many of the associated pressures," he said.
"Fraser and his team at Runge Limited Canada have been absolutely essential," said Dr. Joseph. "They provide a great balance of real world information," he said.
About Runge Limited:
Runge Limited is a leader in the provision of technology products, consulting services and training courses to the global mining industry, delivering solutions and services across a range of commodities.
With expertise across a range of mining disciplines, Runge's approach to the business of mining is strongly grounded in economic principles and delivering mine planning solutions that are tightly coupled with technological support and training. Runge currently operates 21 offices in 12 countries throughout the world. Our team includes Pincock Allen & Holt, Minarco-MineConsult, MRM Mining Services Pty Ltd, GeoGAS Pty Ltd and Corelate Capital Pty Ltd.
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