Trash to Treasure: Unveiling the Secrets of a Circular Economy

General description

Join us in Ghent, Belgium for a journey into the exciting world of circular economy and immerse yourself in a unique cross-cultural experience. You'll learn all about waste management and get a chance to work on real-world solutions. Study the latest developments in recycling, reuse, sustainable product management, and more.

But that's just the start. You'll also get to explore the charming streets of medieval Ghent, indulge in delicious Belgian cuisine like waffles, fries, and chocolate, and sample some of the famous Belgian beers. Plus, you'll be surrounded by a diverse group of students from all over Europe, giving you the opportunity to make lifelong friends and expand your understanding of different cultures.

So don't miss this chance to have an unforgettable summer filled with learning, discovery, and international fun in the world of circular economy!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Chemical Engineering , Civil Engineering , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Environmental Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
This course dives into how we can rethink product design and manufacturing to create a circular economy. The main topics will be: sustainable resource management, waste elimination, and closed-loop systems.
Learning goals and objectives:
Gain insight in how waste can be eliminated as much as possible. Understand the principles of circular economy and know how to implement them. Gaining hands-on experience in designing modern solutions to create circular economy and manage waste.
Examination type:
Written evaluation or group project with presentation
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on the Motivational Letter and answers to the questions. Interest in topic. Aiming for a diverse group of nationalities and cultures.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

The accommodation has multiple sleeping halls with 10-12 beds each and accompanying bathrooms.
Three meals per day, at least one hot meal. Coffee breaks between lecture/class. The food will be catered to different diets.
By foot or public transportation.