Geologists of the University of Oviedo will provide scientific counseling to the project to map Angola
June 28, 2014
The Rector met with a delegation from the African country led by the Minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz
A team of eleven geologists of the University of Oviedo will provide scientific counseling as part of the national plan promoted by the government of Angola to create a cartography of the whole country and identify its mineral resources. The Asturian academic institution will collaborate with the engineering enterprise Impulso, which has been granted control of part of the project.
The Rector, Vicente Gotor, met with a delegation of the African country that is visiting Asturias, led by the Minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz. During their meeting, the Angolan politician had the chance to experience first-hand the possibilities in terms of research and formation that the Asturian University has, due to its location in a region with a long mining history. The Director of the Department of Geology, Carlos López, and professor Pedro Farias, researcher from the team that will collaborate with Impulso in Angola, were also present in the meeting.
Both the Rector and the Angolan delegate were hopeful about the visit being just a first meeting that leads to a stronger collaboration between the academic institution and the African country.
The scientific team that will work in this ambitious project in Angola is coordinated by professor Joaquín García Sansegundo and will be composed of professors Pedro Farias, Davis Pedreira, Sergio Llana, Mercedes Fuentes, Álvaro Rubio, Olga García, Andrés Cuesta, Luis Pedro Fernández, Agustín Martín and Antonia Cepedal.