PKNU selected for 'university manpower development program' hosted by the MOTIE
Professor. Choi Yo-Soon
Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it was selected for a 'University manpower development program for securing future resources' managed by the Ministry of trade, industry and energy (MOTIE).
Pukyong National University was finally selected for the 'Smart mining university manpower development program for raw material mineral development (prof. Choi Yo-Soon, Dept. of energy resources engineering)' for this project, and will receive a project cost of 600 million won for two years and eight months.
Through the overseas resource development association, the Ministry of trade, industry and energy supports the cultivation of eco-friendly resource development technical manpower who will lead the securing of key raw material resources for future industries in the global resource market based on AI IoT Cloud Big Data Mobile (AICBM).
Pukyong National University’s 'Smart mining university manpower development program for raw material mineral development' will establish an AICBM convergence smart mining education system specialized in the field of raw material mineral development through this project, and nurture resource development technical experts who can flexibly cope with the rapidly changing industry cycle.
To promote this, Pukyong National University plans to operate a smart mining specialized curriculum and extracurricular program, and develop a system for sharing and promoting extension of specialized education.
Professor Choi Yo-Soon, who is in charge of this program, said, "Although the demand for future resources is rapidly increasing due to the energy transition and the development of new industries, the instability of the global supply chain is increasing due to resource nationalism, tightened regulations, and geopolitical risks," he continued, "Through this project, Pukyong National University, which is a resource development specialized university that leads the 4th industrial revolution in the resource development, will work on a new paradigm."
For this project, three universities including Pukyong National University were selected in the field of raw material section, one university in raw material resource geological survey, and one university in energy material development.