Programme

 


NEWS! Due to COVID-19 outbreak in the EU and worldwide, we have decided to postpone the school to summer 2021. New dates and the programme will be announced soon!


The school will be organised around three core modules:

Module 1:  Material Criticality
Material criticality concept and background; factors influencing material criticality; criticality assessment methodologies; approaches for mitigating material criticality; material criticality and sustainable development

Module 2: Circular economy at the company level 
Introduction to circular economy; circular product design and circular business models in the context of critical materials

Module 3: Circular economy at the supply chain level 
Global resource supply chains; organizational and structural aspects of reverse /closed-loop supply chain development; limitations of circular economy. 

Each module will be composed of lectures and case studies/exercises. In addition, participants will work on group projects to analyse the system transition towards circular economy of critical raw materials. The results will be presented and discussed.

Participation in and completion of the school is equivalent to 5 ECTS.