Arizona isn't the only state known for its copper resources. The Mexican state of Sonora is also home to the country's largest, and oldest, open pit copper mine in the city of Cananea. Now, thanks to a new initiative between Sonora and the University of Arizona, students in the State of Sonora can get interest-free loans to pursue the online master’s degree in mining, geological and geophysical engineering at the UA.
“Between Arizona and Sonora, we’re sitting in one of the most active mining regions in the world,” said Justin Dutram, assistant vice president of Mexico and Latin American Initiatives at Arizona Global. “By working together, we can do our part to train the next generation of talent for the mining sector, who are prepared for mining in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Partnering with the state of Sonora also makes the university more competitive globally.”
The QS World University Rankings places the mining engineering program at third in the United States and 20th in the world. With research focusing on the latest technology for mining safety and efficiency, its longstanding ties to the global mining industry and very own underground mine, the University of Arizona is a popular destination for mining engineering students at all levels.