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Highest Honours

Institute Medal

Highest Honours

Institute Medal

The Institute Medal is the most prestigious award and highest honour conferred by the AusIMM.

It is awarded in recognition of eminent leadership of the Institute and/or the resources sector. It was first awarded in 1935.

This award may be presented to anyone who has provided eminent leadership to the resources sector.

2022 Institute Medal Recipient

Dr Ian Runge is a pioneer of the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry, and has contributed enormously to the resources sector through his technical insight, entrepreneurial leadership and teaching.

His ground-breaking work in mining technology, software, and mining economics in the 1970s significantly helped lay the foundations for Australia's pre-eminent position as a global leader in mining technology.

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Related awards

Awards recognise outstanding leadership or service to the minerals sector or Institute

Institute Medal

The Institute Medal is the most prestigious award and highest honour conferred by
the AusIMM. It is awarded in recognition of eminent leadership of the Institute and/or
the resources sector. It was first awarded in 1935.

President's Award

The President’s Award recognises notable achievement within the Institute
and/or the resources sector in a specific sphere of activity. It was first awarded in
1974.

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship recognises exceptional achievement, service or contribution
to the resources sector. Honorary Fellowship was first conferred in 1962.

Beryl Jacka Award

This award is named in honour of Beryl Jacka, a stalwart of the Institute for 40 years
and AusIMM Secretary 1945-1976. The award recognises extraordinary and
sustained service to the AusIMM. It was first awarded in 1993.

2023 Awards nominations now open

Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members.

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