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The objective of the “International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE)” is to offer an international and interdisciplinary Master's programme at the highest level, which allows the participants to make an essential contribution to understanding and proposing solutions to problems in order to support the transition towards a sustainable society.

Participants in the programme will receive a specialized academic training in the field of circular economy. Through the composition of the consortium a unique view on the field of circular economy on a global, European and local level is possible. In this way, the students learn a methodologically correct approach to complex interdisciplinary issues and are introduced to specific subject areas by experts of the partner universities. Thereby, a strong emphasis is placed both on research and practical problem solving applications for sustainable Development.

The Master’s Programme comprises 120 ECTS credits, which normally corresponds to a period of study of at least four semesters or two years.

Structure of the Study Path

Students spend their first year at one of the European partner universities = host university 1. The first year comprises 60 ECTS credits.

For the second year, students choose another European partner university as their host university 2. The second year also comprises 60 ECTS credits.

Three students per intake will have the possibility to spend an additional mobility semester at one of the associated partner universities (Curtin University (Australia), Tsinghua University (China) or Waseda University (Japan)). Depending on their second host university they can either:

  • follow courses in "Recycling and remanufacturing for CE" or courses in "Economics of CE" in addition to their master's thesis research depending on the chosen associated partner university   OR
  • carry out exclusively research activities for their master's thesis.
     
Host University 2 Additional Mobbility

Chalmers University of Technology
OR
Delft University of Technology / Leiden University

 
  • research stay (Curtin University, Tsinghua University, Waseda University)
 

University of Graz
OR
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 
  • courses (Curtin University, Waseda University)
  • research (Curtin University, Tsinghua University, Waseda University)
 

 

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