First workshop within SIP STRIMs PhD Network MINERS


The network’s first workshop was held in the beginning of June in Gällivare and collected together 24 doctoral students from the Luleå University of Technology, Chalmers, Stockholm University and Outotec. Many of the participants had never visited a mine before, so it was very much appreciated that they were able to visit the Aitik and Malmberget mines and meet company representatives. 

The workshop aimed to introduce the network and its members. Tobias Kampmann presented the MINERS PhD network to its members. Afterwards, the members presented themselves and their research topics. The research projects presented by the members encompass the whole mining value chain, with participants coming from geology, geotechnical engineering, mining, mineral processing, metallurgy and social science research areas.

For the second part of the workshop, the group visited two of Europe’s largest mining operations – Boliden’s Aitik mine and LKAB Malmberget.

Research introduction and discussion within the network
Tour at Aitik Mine
Boliden’s first electric-powered trucks
Our project coordinator trying to drive Boliden’s electric trucks
A tour of Aitik’s processing plant
Getting ready to go underground to visit LKAB’s Malmberget mine
Enjoying Gällivare’s landscape



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