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Micromine signs education agreements with Brazilian and Indonesian universities

Editorial

Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, Micromine has signed Academic Agreements with leading universities in Brazil and Indonesia.

Committed to educating students about software applications that they will utilise within workplaces after graduation, Micromine is introducing its software within some of the world’s leading universities, helping to increase students’ employment opportunities through their working knowledge of essential software.

These universities include the Federal University of Ouro Preto’s (UFOP) Department of Mining Engineering (DEMIN) in Brazil, and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) and Universitas Trisakti in Indonesia.

The Academic Agreements will further enrich the education of geology and engineering students through access to Micromine’s namesake exploration and mine design solution, Micromine.

Brazil

Micromine has formed a relationship with the Federal University of Ouro Preto’s (UFOP) Department of Mining Engineering (DEMIN).

Dr Jose Margarida da Silva, Associate Professor, DEMIN, explains it is important for engineering students to have a working knowledge of software tools that are used in the workplace. Software applications such as Micromine are increasingly being utilised throughout Latin America; DEMIN anticipates the software will become a very important teaching and research tool.

Commenting on the Academic Agreement, Micromine Brazil’s Regional Manager, Dr Beck Nader said Micromine values the technical and software knowledge of students and research centres. Apart from helping future engineers to further their industry knowledge, it is also incredibly beneficial to the industry as employers have to spend less time training staff.

Indonesia

Micromine has recently established Academic Agreements with some of Indonesia’s most prestigious Universities, including Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) and Universitas Trisakti.

Micromine’s collaboration with these Universities is testament to the company’s leading position within the region where it has had a permanent presence since 1987, and established strong ties within the local mining community. 

Indonesia Regional Manager, Myke Jones explains that Micromine, for the past 27 years has provided software solutions to the Indonesian market, and helped the region incorporate sophisticated technology within their exploration and mine environments. The introduction of Micromine’s software applications within Indonesia’s leading universities is a natural progression for the company. 

Through the provision of Micromine and the integration of the software solution within course syllabuses, the company aims to improve exploration, planning and mine management courses.

Micromine is a modular exploration and mine design solution, which allows the capture, management, and interpretation of critical mining and exploration data. 

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