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Prof. Oliver Langefeld Engaged as KUST Chief Visiting Professor

From Oct. 18 to 21, Professor Oliver Langefeld from Clausthal University of Technology Germany visited Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST). He was employed as the chief visiting professor and Prof. CHENG Heming, executive deputy director of the Academic Committee of KUST, issued the letter of appointment for him.

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Prof. Oliver Langefeld visited KUST Chenggong campus and some laboratories there, and gave a lecture entitled "Blue Mining-Planning future mines today". Over a hundred teachers and students from theFaculty of Land Resources Engineeringattended the lecture. In the lecture, Prof. Langefeld introduced at length the concept of blue mining and technology of mine energy storage. He conducted academic exchanges and discussions with teachers and students and answered their questions.

As an international renowned expert in mining and the academician of German Academy ofGeosciencesand Geotechnical Engineering, Prof. Langefeld served as vice president of Clausthal University of Technology from 2009 to 2016, vice dean of German Geosciences and Geotechnical Engineering Institute from 2006 to 2015 and the director of Education Committee of International Mining Professor Association since 2013.He has published more than 90 papers and hosted over 30 projects funded by the European Union, Ministery of Education, Science and Technology of Germany and the like.

 (Translated and Edited by Division of International Cooperation & 

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures)