The Mining and Process Engineering Department at the Namibia University of Science and Technology was established in 2009 on the basis of developing a sound and specialised human resource base for the country. Mining is one of the sectors in Namibia that has a potential to increase its contribution to the GDP of the country and provide employment to the citizens. Thus our task is to provide high-level skills to the sector and through research and development build technical capacity and provide solutions to enable the industry to grow. Our passion hinges on cutting edge research in mining operations, mineral processing, and hydrometallurgy, coupled with environmental and economic considerations. The mining industry is challenged more than ever before and times ahead are likely not to be easier. It is at times like this that we need to heighten our training of high-level skilled workforce and bolster our innovation capacity. We invite potential students and faculty to consider seriously being a part of this wonderful expedition!