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This 2-year programme contains 120 ECTS credit units towards the joint diploma of International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management. Students graduating from the programme are also awarded the EIT Label Certificate, demonstrating their innovation and entrepreneurship knowledge. The SINReM Master programme is part of the International Training Centre of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University and the EIT RawMaterials Academy.

1st year

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).

2nd year

Students can choose between three majors in their second year.

  • At Ghent University (Belgium), students gain a deep understanding of the resource recovery from waste streams, sustainable materials and sustainable technologies. A new programme track on Circular Societies will also be established in Ghent from 2020 onwards (detailed programme to follow soon).
  • At Uppsala University (Sweden), students increase their skills and knowledge in novel geo-resource exploration technologies.
  • At TU Freiberg students receive extensive insights into sustainable chemical and biotechnological processes in mining.

Programme overview

2019 -2020

Master year 1 (60 ECTS)

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Housing is arranged by the SINReM programme during the 2-week course and is included in the programme cost.

Master year 2 (60 ECTS)

Choose a major wtih 15 ECTS electives. Master thesis (30 ECTS) to be taken at same university as major & internship (10 ECTS). Literature Review & Business Plan (5 ECTS) is given during summer.

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