On May 13th, Vale Institute of Technology, located in Ouro Preto, was honored in a session at the 72nd anniversary at the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFMG) –Ouro Preto campus.

The Scientific Director of ITV Mining, Laurindo Leal, received the Padre Mendes Medal of Merit as a way to recognize the benefits brought by the partnership between both Institutes.

For Laurindo Leal, the medal is very important “because it reinforces the ITV integration with the technical and scientific community of Ouro Preto, adding efforts, so, together we find solutions for old and new challenges”.

IFMG was created in 1944 offering technical courses of metallurgy and mining. Today the Institute offers a variety of technical and graduate courses.