Günter Tiess

Associate Prof. Dr. Guenter Tiess is managing director of MinPol, Agency for international Mineral Policy. MinPol is also running an international network of experts of every branch in the field of minerals policy that is continuously growing. The network is already by now covering almost all continents, which emphasises the world-wide approach of MinPol.

An economy geologist by training (PhD, Habilitation), he has more than fifteen years of experience in research on focused on international mineral policy, mining and sustainability (Montanuniversitaet Leoben [2002 - 2014]; Technical University of Ostrava [since 2015]; since 2011, close relationship with the Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

G. Tiess is involved in the EIP on Raw Materials Initiative (OG 3 and 5), and ERECON Initiative on rare earth minerals (chair of WG1 (mining and processing). He is coordinator of the (EU-) project MINATURA 2020 (mineral deposits of public importance, 2015-2018). He was coordinator of the (EU-) SNAP-SEE project 2012-2014 (www.snapsee.eu).

For current list of activities see here references

During his career, Guenter Tiess has given presentations in international congresses and workshops and delivered publications at conference proceedings and also in peer reviewed journals. He was involved in the SARMa project (2009-2011 and prepared position papers for EU initiatives. Moreover, Guenter Tiess is the author of the books:
"General and International Mineral Policy, Focus Europe" ( Review)
"Legal Basics of Mineral Policy in Europe" ( Review ).

Reviews by Professor Dr. Subir Kumar Mukhopadhyay

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