Emilie Rusch

Colorado School of Mines, University of Regina sign Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement between the two universities establishes framework for collaboration on research, student and faculty learning and professional experiences, and more
Officials from Mines and University of Regina shake hands

University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Jeff Keshen, left, and Mines Provost Richard C. Holz shake hands after signing the official memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on the Mines campus. (Photo by Benjamin Funk/Colorado School of Mines)

The University of Regina and Colorado School of Mines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to collaborate on research, business and academic opportunities to build on their shared commitment to energy and environmental resource sustainability.

“We are excited to enter into this agreement with Colorado School of Mines as it formalizes our desire to collaborate in helping sustainably address energy needs in both the United States and Canada,” said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jeff Keshen.

“The relationship between Colorado School of Mines and University of Regina has great potential to make a difference for the world, building upon the strengths and synergies of our universities, and our partnerships in the United States, Canada and around the world,” said Colorado School of Mines President and Professor Dr. Paul C. Johnson.

The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration on multiple fronts, including research, student and faculty learning and professional experiences. Those experiences are anticipated to include joint research proposals and projects, joint appointments and visiting scholars, student and faculty exchanges, joint and dual degree programs and courses, and graduate programming, research and student support.

The two universities also outlined a number of research priorities that align with both institutions’ core strengths and strategic interests:

  • Nuclear science and engineering
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage
  • Sustainable mining and critical minerals technologies
  • Clean water innovation
  • Hydrogen and alternative fuel technologies

It also confirms a commitment to collaborate on philanthropic arrangements and to jointly develop funding opportunities to advance the above activities.

About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

About Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public university focused on science and engineering, dedicated to educating and inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating to address the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have expanded to meet the needs of industry and society, producing distinctive graduates and revolutionary innovations, and becoming a world leader in advancing sustainable use of the Earth’s resources. Learn more at


Emilie Rusch, Director of Communications, Colorado School of Mines,, 303-273-3361

Everett Dorma, University Advancement & Communications, University of Regina,, 306-565-8608

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
About Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.