For the learning of smart mining as part of resource information science on Goocus, a platform with advantages in use in Africa

Castalia will provide support to Akita University (President: Fumio Yamamoto)'s joint project with Kyushu University (partner institution) entitled "An innovative program for development of core human resources for smart mining to lead sustainable resource development in Southern Africa".   A project selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as their FY2020 Strategic Funds for the Revitalization of University Education for "Projects To Enhance The Global Development Ability of Universities" that supports the formation of inter-university exchanges with African universities, it will use mobile learning platform "Goocus" in their online learning system to be used at graduate schools, as well as a learning analysis system, both of which are provided by Castalia. 

Project name: An innovative program for development of core human resources for smart mining to lead sustainable resource development in Southern Africa
Cooperating institutions in Japan: Akita University (core institution) / Kyushu University  (partner institution) / Hokkaido University (cooperating institution)
Partner institutions overseas: University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) / University of Zambia (Zambia) / Tete Polytechnic Institute (Mozambique) / Botswana International University of Science and Technology (Botswana) / University of Botswana (Botswana)
Project period: FY2020-2024
Project overview: The project aims to cultivate globally competent human resources in Japan and Southern African countries who can practice smart mining of the future that actively incorporates information engineering that is the core technology of Society 5.0.  The program is designed to make proactive use of online learning to cater to the worldwide circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.

(excerpt of Akita University's press release)

[Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University]
Japan's sole faculty that specializes in resource science, Akita University's Faculty of International Resource Sciences offer three courses (departments), namely Resource Policy and Management, Earth Resource Science, and Earth Resource Engineering and Environmental Science, all of which aim to develop globally-competent human resources whose knowledge combine humanities and sciences and who are capable of "negotiations for the resource policies of Japan and the world" and who have the "practical technological skills to exert in the world stage".  
The faculty cultivates and produces industry-ready resource science specialists who can flourish at various sections of global companies and international institutions in terms of worldwide resource strategies.

Goocus is a mobile learning platform developed by Castalia.  With the smartphone-based "continuity of learning" at the core of development, we pursue "social learning", the "visualization of learning experiences", and "gamification" to research on how we can make learning an everyday experience.