The course discusses the natural, social and economic forces and events that shape the mineral industry.
The mineral industry is subject to
How will the mineral industry evolve subject to those forces and events? Rather than a traditional
course, a collaborative workshop; rather than a presentation, a discussion – the course aims to involve the participants in discussions leading into insights of the future of the mineral industry.
This is an introductory course with five chapters and six modules during five weeks
The course is designed for a weekly time investment of 1,5 hours. Naturally, should the participant wish to further study reading the selected bibliography made available and participating in forum discussions (see above) – which we recommend, as it is an opportunity to learn from their peers, the time investment is higher. This is, however, flexible and entirely optional.
Type of training
This course is designed as distance-learning. It is organized in modules along five weeks. Each module includes:
The course will also have a dedicated LinkedIn group for course follow-up, exchange and discussion of ideas and course topics.
Objectives and outcomes
After the course participants will have a wide range knowledge of and be able to identify the forces shaping the mineral industry, be they economic, social, technological or natural and of the main.
Participants will also be able to identify and characterise the development scenarios for the industry in the XXI century.
Partcipants will be able to integrate the new knowledge on the raw materials industry (and their
companies and projects) into their decision-making, policy-design or reporting processes.
Participants would require their own laptop and a stable high-speed internet connection to take part in this course.
This course is reworked to be suitable for university staff. Normally the course’s intended audience includes professionals, managers, decision-makers and post-graduate students involved in the raw materials industry and interested in discussing and get an insight into future scenarios for the mineral industry:
His current professional activity revolves around Economic Geology (primarily) and Data Analysis. He is currently partner and general manager of Sínese, a specialized consulting company created in 1995.
His professional activity in the field of Economic Geology has been diversified, although most major projects are related to diamond deposits in Angola and Brazil, precious and base metals (Au, Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag, Sn, Fe, Nb – Ta, Mn) and industrial minerals and natural stone in Portugal, Republic of Congo, and Brazil and other mineral resources elsewhere (oil, underground water, etc.).
He holds degrees in Mining Engineering (Applied Geology), Engineering Geology (MSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Engineering Sciences (PhD) and a postdoc in Mining Engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology and holds the qualifications of European Engineer – EUR ING, European Geologist – EUR GEOL and he is a Senior Engineer (Ordem dos Engenheiros).
This course will be held online.
A maximum of 30 participants will be able to attend this course.
Kindly note the timings for the November course: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th and 17th November, from 14:00 - 15:30hrs CET.