Mineral Resources and Material Substitution (MISU) 2014-2021

Mineral resources in general have become an increasingly complex area that calls for a stronger systemic approach and new solutions. The aim of the Academy Programme Mineral Resources and Material Substitution (MISU, 2014–2021) is to provide a broad and in-depth coverage of the occurrence, properties, processing, use and recycling of rare, especially metallic minerals as well as alternative materials used as substitutes for metallic minerals.

Raw materials extracted from the earth are nonrenewable. Their unequal distribution means there are two categories of states: those that can earn substantial wealth by extracting and selling mineral resources, and those that are dependent on the mechanisms governing mineral resource access and pricing. The MISU programme will create a knowledge base that will facilitate responsible mining and recycling operations that are aware of their impacts on the natural environment and the surrounding society. New solutions require exact information and multidisciplinary understanding that is grounded in sound basic research.

More information

  • Tommi Laitinen, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 057
  • Saila Seppo, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 109
  • Ritva Helle, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 023

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