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