Mining Institute is scientifically, development-research and in a designing sense, the framework of construction, technical-technological and production ascension of the Yugoslavian and Serbian mining in the second half of the XX century. Through hiring of the top scientific and engineering experts, the Mining Institute has become a sort of an engineering school that provided the best researchers, designers, university professors and bearers of the development of the mineral-ore complex of Yugoslavia and Serbia. The contributions of the Mining Institute are not only the successfully realized scientific, development-research, innovative and industrial projects, but the development and application of new mining technologies, testing, laboratory and measurement methods, new mathematical-model approaches in engineering of mining etc.
The expert contributions of the Institute are also numerous and have had a decisive impact on the improvement and creation of Yugoslavian and Serbian mining, mining science and engineering. For necessities of Yugoslavian, Serbian and mines abroad (Burma-Myanmar, Tunis, Morocco, Peru, Chile, Jordan, Iran, China) the Mining Institute has conducted more than 5.000 studies, investment programs, projects, more millions laboratory and field measurements, experimental tests, and had contributed to production improvement, technological modernization, efficiency improvement, ecological and production safety.
According to the project solutions of the Institute, in the country and abroad, over 70 mines were opened with a complete infrastructure, over 40 facilities for the preparation of mineral ores and purification of coal, more than 20 tailing ponds and flying and bottom ash depots, and great results were achieved in the mines and mining basins across Yugoslavia: Kolubara, Kostolac, Coal mines of Kosovo, Bor, Majdanpek, Trepča, Bučim, Suvodol-Bitolj, Velenje, Rudnik, Srebrenica, Ljubija, Omarska, Ugljevik, Stanari, Gacko, Kreka, Aleksinac, Zajača, Milići, Banovići, Trbovlje, Coal mines of Istra, Bogovina, Nikšić, Kalna, Žirovski vrh, Beočin, Kovin, Mostar, Kosjerić, Popovac, Štavalj, Pljevlja, Novi Bečej, Oslomej, Tajmište, Coal mines of Ibar, Rembas, Soko, Vrdnik, Brskovo, Lece, Sasa, Kišnica, Ajvalija, Feni Kavadarci, Kazandol etc.
In Burma (Myanmar) Institute experts have realized a gold mine project according to the “key in hands” principle from geological exploration, to designing, opening, personnel training and production stabilization.
Several technical solutions were designed at the Institute for mining, excavation methods, underground areas and tunnels construction, for transport, depositing, communication integration, accompanying logistics and infrastructure, protection and work safety etc.