27.04.2018

AGH UST students won second place in international contest on natural resource management


photo – private archive of DSc Paweł Bogacz

A team of 11 AGH UST’s students came second of all foreign universities participating in an international competition for junior scientists held during a science conference on Topical issues of rational use of natural resources. In addition, papers presented by our students received awards in the research paper competition.

Among those who took part in the conference and the accompanying competition were members of AGH UST student research associations selected from the winners of the 58th Conference of AGH UST’s Student Research Associations of the Mining Stream, which was held last December. The visit was organised by dr inż. Paweł Bogacz of the Department of Economics and Industry Management at the Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering - Rector’s Representative for the Mining Stream. The delegation was headed by AGH UST’s Vice-Rector for Cooperation – Professor Jerzy Lis. 

The following papers presented by AGH UST students received awards in the research paper competition: 

  • Winner in the section on ‘Equipment, transportation, service and energy efficiency of mining enterprises’:
    Project of a Testing Station for Phase Change Material
    Agnieszka Dzindziora (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics; Student Research Association of Power Engineers)
  • 2nd place in the section on ‘Development of solid minerals deposits and safety mining operations’:
    Project of Measuring Device for Boreholes
    Grzegorz Jahn (Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, ‘Skalnik’ Student Research Association)
  • 2nd place in the section on ‘Economic tools of innovative development’:
    Reporting and Analysis of Small Manufacture Retail and Service Using Microsoft Excel
    Jakub Liszcz (Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, ‘Zarządzanie’ Student Research Association)


The Conference on Topical issues of rational use of natural resources, which included nine thematic sections, was attended by almost 400 young scientists representing over 30 universities from 16 countries, including Germany, Poland, Austria, the United Kingdom, China, Mongolia, Denmark and Russia. The conference was held on 18-20 April 2018 in Saint Petersburg and was organised by the Saint Petersburg Mining University.