Academic Year 2016-2017
(Programme jointly offered by Ghent University, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Uppsala University).
Language of instruction: English
All students will be moving as a cohort to Gent, Freiberg and Uppsala in the first year, which approach has significant networking and social cohesion advantages. During this first year, students are introduced to the value chain, management of natural resources, the circular economy, its economic, policy and legal aspects, inventory techniques, the clean technology concept and life cycle assessment tools to assess sustainability of products, services and processes. Moreover, students are exposed to a basic training in the different technological tools that can be used to intervene in different parts of the value chain (geo-resource exploration, sustainable (chemical) extraction processes, sustainable materials and resource recovery technology).
Each student will incorporate 15 ECTS of interorganisational mobility to the non-academic sector – e.g. as internship and part of the work on the master thesis.