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EIG 2014 - University of St Andrews, Fife
EIG Conferences are proud to announce that our hosts for 2014 will be the historic University of St Andrews, in Fife, Scotland.
St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.
A school of higher studies was established in St Andrews in 1410 by graduates of Paris, a formal charter was granted by Bishop Henry Wardlaw in 1411, and the achievement of full University status was granted by Pope Benedict XIII in 1413.
The University of St Andrews has a rich history, and notably was one of the first British universities to allow women students to matriculate (in 1892), with the first group of women graduating in 1896.
In present times, St Andrews may only be a small city, but the University accounts for half of the local population (approx. 17,500). Current student population is 7,500 of which 6,000 are undergraduates. St Andrews is one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan academic communities, with students and staff from over 120 countries. One third of students are from Scotland, a third from the rest of the UK and EU and a third from further afield. St Andrews now offers over 400 degree programmes within three faculties.
A world-class reputation in teaching and research consistently place St Andrews top in Scotland and amongst the top five in the UK. It is one of Europe’s most research intensive universities, with over 40% of its turnover coming from research grants and contracts.
Our EIG 2014 local secretary is Graham Smith of Border Geoscience, who has been serving on the EIG Consultative Committee for many years, acting as Treasurer for the last few conferences.
EIG 2014 - New Chairman
As with past tradition the EIG 2014 was approached by the committee to act as Chairman for the next conference. We are proud to announce that Clive Mitchell, Press Officer and Industrial Minerals Specialist at the British Geological Survey has kindly agreed to be Chairman and lead EIG through the next conference.
You can contact Clive at: email@example.com
EIG 2014 - Sponsorship Opportunities
The EIG Conference, a not-for-profit event, has always been reliant on the support of its delegates and generous sponsorship from the extractive and related industries.
There are many sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to be associated with such a successful and professional conference. Drinks receptions, welcome packs, abstract volumes, plenary sessions and the website have all been sponsored in the past.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 Conference, please contact Geoffrey Walton: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, the committee will ensure that the conference is recognised and accredited for CPD purposes by the relevant industry professional bodies. More details will be available nearer the time of the conference.