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Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies for Circular Economy

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Chemical Sciences Italy, Via Marzolo, 1 - 35131 Padua
Tuition fee €2,623 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2022/23 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2021/22.
The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €188 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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The Master’s degree provides an extensive and highly interdisciplinary training programme for professionals to be employed in companies or public bodies applying a circular economy model to production and services. Students will be trained on the whole value chain underlying a circular economy model, though a strong focus will be given chiefly to techno-scientific skills and competences.

Programme structure

1st year (60 ECTS): Green Chemistry; Thermodynamics and catalysis for circular economy (Part 1: Thermodynamics of processes and materials; Part 2: Catalysis for circular economy); Operations &Supply Chain Management; Renewable energy technologies; Environmental European Law; Water resources management in the circular economy; Economics for the Circular Economy; Circular and sustainable waste management

Starting from the 2nd year, each student can opt for one of the following study tracks:

1 – Resources and product design and recycling

Materials design & selection for circular economy; Sustainable materials and recycling for circular economy (Part 1: Sustainable mineral (geo)-resources and critical raw materials (CRM); Part 2: New plastics economy: polymers, biopolymers and their recycling; Part 3: Recycling and transformation of inorganic materials); Circularity in biomass productions; 2 optional courses chosen by the student.

2 – Energy conversion and storage

Biorefineries and sustainable energy production and storage for circular economy; Sustainability strategies and energy economics (Part 1: Sustainability strategies and Innovation management for Circular economy; Part 2: Energy Economics); Life Cycle Assessment; 2 optional courses chosen by the student.

List of optional courses (two should be chosen):

- Advanced methods for sustainable processes and products
- Synthetic biotechnology
- Health and environment in circular economy
- Innovative hybrid energy and energy storage solutions for the sustainable development
- Circularity in biomass productions (optional only for the study track 2 – Energy conversion and storage)
- Life Cycle Assessment (optional only for the study track 1 – Resources and product design and recycling)
- Psychology, policy making, and education to a circular economy
- Understanding statistics of circular economy

Career opportunities

Graduates work in product design and development and as R&D managers; Responsible for raw materials supply and logistics managers; Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) manager; Responsible for sustainability reporting managers; Circular Economy Managers: communicate with all branches of the company and merge together all parts of the value
chain (resource purchase and supply, product design and production, recycling, waste management, logistics); Consultants (as professionals or within a company).

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
2 Feb 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
2 Feb 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States