International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2016
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Theoretical and computational chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
Natural Resource Management
Project description

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) programme educates a new range of professionals focused on developing technology, engineering and re-inventing the value chain to make it more sustainable. SINReM gives its students a broad view on the entire value chain and its different aspects. They acquire knowledge on the different (technological) options for optimizing flows of natural resources in the different parts of the chain, ranging from resource exploration over sustainable materials use and use of resources in production processes to recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

Project partners:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)
Ghent University (Belgium)
Uppsala University (Sweden)
Sandvik (Sweden)
BASF (Germany)
Umicore (Belgium)
VITO (Belgium)

SINReM graduates are trained to excel in creativity, have an entrepreneurial mind-set, a multidisciplinary view and innovative problem-based technology development skills. They are qualified for a professional career in the private sector (supporting companies in making processes, products and services more sustainable), research sector (applied research at universities or research institutions, or in-company research) and the public sector (consulting in local, regional and (inter)national administrations, defining and implementing policy for sustainable development). The SINReM programme intensively promotes networking and exchange of knowledge and experience between different nationalities, in particular
between academic and non-academic partners, scholars and students from Europe and non-
European countries.

SINReM is offered by a consortium of 3 leading Higher Education Institutes complemented by a wide range of non-academic partners active in mining and georesource exploration, chemical and environmental technology, development of sustainable materials and recycling technology. Student mobility within Europe is an integral part of the programme, which contains 120 ECTS (2 years).

Strong interaction with the professional sector is targeted through intensive cooperation with the non-academic partners in thesis research, internships, lectures and seminars. The SINReM programme also provides complementary skills training in innovation management, entrepreneurship, and business case development. The language of instruction is English. Graduates obtain the joint degree "International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management", jointly awarded by Ghent University, Uppsala University, and TU Bergakademie Freiberg.