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Prof. Dr. Christian Hopmann
Prof. Dr. Bernd Lottemoser
Mechanical Engineering, Georesources and Materials Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2018 to 30.09.2019
EU contribution:
298.998 euros


Integrating Virtual Reality into European Mining Education


Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular in different domains such as private gaming, industrial training, academic research and education. The VR-Mine project will bring VR into the lecture halls of the European Mining Course, a joint Master programme for mining engineering students at Aalto University, RWTH Aachen and TU Delft. The pilot VR tool will be further tested in a lecture at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. The underground environment of VR-Mine will be based on a real tungsten mine in Mittersill (Austria), operated by our partner, the WOLFRAM Bergbau und Hütten AG.


  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG, Austria
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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.