CircPro - Circular Economy and Raw Materials Competence for Sustainable Production
Interdisciplinary Programme under the roof of EIT Raw Materials Academy

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Dozent/in: Trainer or Lecturer Dr. Kristina Wopat, Prof. Volkova and collegues from Swedish and Estonian partner institutions
Kurssprache / Language English
Leistungspunkte / Credit Points 7,5 ECTS
Für diese Veranstaltung ist keine Anmeldung erforderlich. There is no registration required.

A blended learning programme with self-organised e-learning parts, Q&A sessions with experts, virtual fieldtrip to industry, interdisciplinary case studies and entrepreneurial training.

18.08.2021 - 10.11.2021

If you are interested to participate, please send a mail to Dr. Kristina Wopat, wopatattu-freiberg [dot] de - also if the deadline for registration has already passed.  

The complete programme with detailed information you will find here:

The detailed Course description of CircPro (former CE COSP) program you'll find on the registration website.

Based on a need for raw material solutions for a sustainable European mobility industry, PhD students are trained in the CE COSP course. As future experts in manufacturing and material science (including economy) they develop a circular perspective, innovation competence and an entrepreneurial mind set focussing on recyclability of new materials. The course combines blended learning with practical parts in industry and training on entrepreneurship and innovation.

The course is based on innovative elements including blended learning and constructivist methods. In CE COSP doctoral students will be given the opportunity to reflect and adjust their research to contribute better in the transformation to a more resource efficient and circular utilization of primary and secondary raw materials. Further, via clear integration of entrepreneurial mindset there is an opportunity for contribution of the attendees of green growth in Europe.

Sustainable production relates to among other aspects; raw material efficiency, circularity, toxic free technologies and costs. In order to achieve positive environmental gains, such aspects have to be considered in a holistic view. In practice this means that the use of raw materials in production downstream has to be managed carefully. It is a prerequisite to sustainable management to have relevant knowledge about raw material. The course CE COSP therefore provides attendees both theory and practical competence about raw materials using constructivist teaching and case studies in interdisciplinary groups of international PhD students from Swedish, German and Estonian universities.

A 5 days virtual field trip to industry in Sweden (Boliden Mining, Boliden Smelter, Boliden Recycling, Högenäas, RISE), an interdisciplinary case study of the participants and a virtual 3 days training at Tallin Technical University in Estonia complete the course.  

Swedish and Estonian partners of the EIT Raw Material contribute for the Blended Learning Course.

A tuition fee of 490 EUR includes the course materials, digital industry visits and discussion rounds with industrial leaders, certificate (7,5 ECTS). For PhD students from TU Bergakademie Freiberg there is the possibility to get a discount through the GraFA, so there is no fee to pay. 

Please register until June 30th. For late birds: Please send a mail to wopatattu-freiberg [dot] de



This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.