Students are taken through the value chain of raw materials, and introduced to the sustainability challenges of the circular economy. Students learn to develop novel technologies to recover and extract precious metals and raw materials from waste streams and learn to create new technologies to mine materials in a sustainable way. During the semester in Uppsala all students receive training in Entrepreneurship and are stimulated to excel in creativity with a entrepreneurial mindset and innovative problem-based technology development skills. All students move as a cohort between all three partner universities in the first year which has significant networking and social cohesion advantages. (full programme below).
The students can choose between three majors in their second year. At Ghent University (Belgium) the student gains a deep understanding of resource recovery from waste streams, sustainable materials and sustainable technologies. At Uppsala University (Sweden) the student chooses to increase their skills and knowledge in novel georesource exploration technologies. At TU Freiberg students receive profound insights in sustainable chemical and biotechnological processes in mining.