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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 €2,739 per year

For further information please visit: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €204 one-time

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

More information

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Overview

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 and 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, as R&D managers, raw materials supply and logistics managers, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) managers, sustainability reporting managers, Circular Economy managers responsible for communicating with all branches of the company and merging together all parts of the value
chain (resource purchase and supply, product design and production, recycling, waste management, logistics), as well as professional consultants.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Mar 2024
Application deadline
2 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Mar 2024
Application deadline
2 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024