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eAMSS2020 - Virtual Arctic Mines Summer School

The International Arctic Mines Summer School 2020 will be arranged as an online version due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the Virtual Arctic Mines Summer School is to provide students with an overview on mining industry in Finland and give an introduction to sustainable mining principles and technologies as well as circular economy principles in the mining industry.  

Let’s enjoy and learn!
Three vivid northern towns (Kajaani, Saariselkä and Oulu), beautiful nature and modern mines invite you to visit virtually here in Finland in summer in summer 2020. Did you know that Finland is world-renowned green mining country? Read more about the Finnish mining industry at the link below.

Programme is offered by the leading Finnish universities in mining and mineral processing, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) and University of Oulu.

 You are welcome! 

Course title

Virtual Arctic Mines Summer School

Teaching period
3 – 28 August, 2020
Language of instruction
Course structure and teaching methods
Course includes online expert lectures, online group work, individual learning and assignments

Course assessment: pass – fail or in numbers from 1 to 5 (5 Excellent, 4 or 3 Good, 2 and 1 Satisfactory, 0 Fail)

Course assessment is based on active participation in sessions and group projects.

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) and University of Oulu

Course Information & Schedule

NEW Updated Programme

Application and Course Fee

The application period for the summer school 2020 is now open. Please complete the online registration form no later than 22 May, 2020. KAMK will send instructions for the course fee payment to the approved applicants by the end of May. Payment methods are invoice or online banking. The deadline for the payment is 6 June, 2020.

The participants should have completed at least one year basic studies in mining and/or mineral processing related subjects before joining the virtual summer school.

The Virtual Mining Summer School course (9 ECTS) consists of three different study modules. You can participate either in one module or all three. The course fees are:
- Sustainable Mining (4 ECTS): 60 euros
- Modern Mineral Processing (3 ECTS): 45 euros
- Arctic Mines (2 ECTS): 30 euros

Online registration - closed
More information
Risto Oikari, PhD (Tech), eMBA, Principal Lecturer
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
E-mail: risto.oikari@kamk.fi
Tel. +358 44 7101 410