EIT RawMaterials

Introduction

About us

What is EIT RawMaterials and how can I contribute to their mission?

EIT RawMaterials is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is a European Union where raw materials are a major strength. EIT RawMaterials aims to train the next generation of raw materials experts, offering prospective students the unique opportunity to learn holistically about raw materials and circular economy challenges through the lens of entrepreneurship and innovation. During and after graduating from EIT RawMaterials Labelled programmes, the classroom becomes a laboratory, ideas are converted to solutions and graduates become societal game-changers.

EIT RawMaterials is part of a unique European initiative: EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. EIT’s educational mission is to raise a new generation of innovators in Europe with an entrepreneurial mindset. The EIT Label is a certificate of quality that is awarded only to excellent educational programmes at the Master and Doctoral level.

As a student of an EIT RawMaterials Labelled programme, you will be part of the largest global raw materials partnership – with more than 100 partners from 20 EU countries coming from academia, research institutions and industry.

Your collaboration will contribute to the EIT RawMaterials vision of finding new, innovative solutions to secure the sustainable supply of raw materials across the entire raw materials value chain – from mining to extraction, processing to reuse, recycling and circular economy strategies.

Are you interested in:

  • Becoming a global game-changer?
  • Collaborating internationally to develop creative and sustainable solutions to resource and societal challenges?
  • Gaining practical experience in your chosen industry sector, rather than only learning theory in a lecture hall?
  • Getting involved in a dynamic start-up scene?
  • Enhancing your educational experience and obtaining dual/joint degrees by spending each semester at different top universities?
  • Becoming part of the EIT Alumni Community?

Then the EIT RawMaterials Labelled programmes are for you!

About the Academy

The RawMaterials Academy is the overarching brand of all the educational activities of the EIT RawMaterials. These range from innovative education projects launched via calls and run by the KIC’s partners to a number of centrally operated projects. Activities across the entire ecosystem of learners – PhD students, Masters’ students, industrial partners, professionals within the raw materials sector, and wider society – foster new ways of learning and teaching by linking academia, industry and research organisations. The aims of the RawMaterials Academy are:

  • To introduce society as a whole to the importance and relevance of raw materials and incite interest in topics related to raw materials
  • To train current and future stakeholders to the technical standards required by the raw materials industry today – contextually across the full raw materials value chain
  • To foster the entrepreneurial and innovation skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for the entre- and intrapreneurs of tomorrow

To this end, the RawMaterials Academy offers education programmes through four strands:

  • Master’s Education
  • PhD Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Wider Society Learning

In addition to activities across these four areas, various educational events and workshops are organised both centrally and through the Co-location Centres over the entire year. One of these is the Raw Materials University Days. Please keep an eye on the Events page for more information!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

AMIS - Master in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability

Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin Finland Espoo France Bordeau Darmstadt Grenoble Belgium Liege + 7 more

As global and EU population increases along with well-being and welfare, consumption per capita is also increasing. In the EU especially, consumption has outpaced production, particularly with respect to the more complicated, resource-intensive technologies and products that have become part of daily life. As a result, the importance of recycling and the circular economy will continue to increase in order to diversify our sources of supply and meet our needs. [+]

The Challenge

As global and EU population increases along with well-being and welfare, consumption per capita is also increasing. In the EU especially, consumption has outpaced production, particularly with respect to the more complicated, resource-intensive technologies and products that have become part of daily life. As a result, the importance of recycling and the circular economy will continue to increase in order to diversify our sources of supply and meet our needs.

AMIS is a Master programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability. The primary objective of the programme is to provide students with an understanding

of the full raw materials value chain and a mindset for innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. AMIS tackles this challenge by focusing on three themes – all of which are central themes of EIT RawMaterials:... [-]


EMC – European Mining Course

Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin Finland Espoo Aachen Netherlands Delft + 4 more

The Joint Master European Mining Course (EMC) covers every aspect of the life cycle of mineral resources. It is a Master programme designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and takes a life-cycle approach by covering the entire mining value chain. It offers a state-of-the-art technical basis in resource modeling, mine design, and economic evaluation. Technical knowledge is also supplemented with topics on business economics, ethics, environmental engineering, and a clearly defined and structured programme for the management of health, safety, and environment. [+]

The Challenge

With a growing world population and increasing global welfare, the demand for most metals and minerals is increasing. At the same time, metal and material markets are not always predictable and ore grades are decreasing over time, making the challenge to identify and extract resources within economies of scale even more complex. Adding to this complexity, awareness of environmental issues is also growing and the world expects resources to be extracted in a responsible manner. It will be up to the mining engineer of the future to operate successfully in this challenging environment.

Due to the rapid evolution of the raw materials sector, mining engineers today are expected to have command of vital innovation and entrepreneurial competencies and skills with a deep understanding of sustainability. The exposure to internationally- and culturally-diverse environments has also become an appealing and desired quality, as globalization is increasingly relevant in all industries, including the mining sector and its extensive supply chains.... [-]


EMerald – Master in Georesources Engineering

Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin Belgium Liege France Metz Sweden Luleå Freiberg + 6 more

EMerald integrates knowledge of mineral/metal resources and modern engineering technologies to meet this challenge. This two-year Master programme draws from four top-level engineering schools with a long tradition in the fields of geology, geo-modeling and mineral processing. [+]

The Challenge

The future and sustainability of our societies are critically linked to the exploitation of primary raw materials. The need for innovation in this sector is considered as new deposits will be more and more difficult to process, due to their lower quality and the increasing regulations to minimize their impacts on the environment. Such innovations are only possible if a deep understanding of the geology is integrated throughout the whole mine lifecycle, from mining to site rehabilitation. Innovation requires a geometallurgical approach.

Geometallurgy aims at integrating geological characteristics into new resource-efficiency based models. It requires a deep understanding of geology and advanced mineral processing techniques, expertise in geo-modeling, knowledge of state-of-the-art monitoring tools, and an acute awareness of the environmental, economic and societal issues in mining.... [-]


SINReM – Master in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin Freiberg Belgium Ghent Sweden Uppsala + 4 more

In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme - the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials. [+]

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials are vital for a decarbonizing society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources.

In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme - the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, gain competence, expertise, and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.... [-]


SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

Campus 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Austria Leoben Italy Trento Milan + 8 more

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation. [+]

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation for the modern global economy. Moreover, materials, many of them critical, are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonizing society as materials enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility, resource efficiency, among others. In order to ensure a future society is supplied with a sustainable stream of raw materials, robust solutions and game-changing technologies will be pivotal to ensuring material supply keeps pace with demand.

Sustainable material solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]