Master in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling is sixth labelled master programme in the EIT RawMaterials Community

Shaping a new generation of students into game changers and innovators

Following assessment by the EIT, EIT RawMaterials partners’ master programme in Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling has been successfully awarded the EIT Label. This brings to six the number of master programmes within the EIT RawMaterials Academy that have been granted this quality seal, which recognises master and PhD programmes that excel in shaping a new generation of students into game changers and innovators. Students of EIT Labelled programmes learn how transform their specialist knowledge with key innovation and entrepreneurship skills into sound solutions to pressing societal challenges. To support their studies, eligible students on EIT Labelled master programmes receive scholarships of €9,000 with additional support available for summer schools and travel costs.

AMIR master program for future T-shaped professionals and entrepreneurs in the raw materials sector

The AMIR master brings together expertise from a range of EIT RawMaterials university, industry and research partners, with year one taking place at the Université de Bordeaux or Universidade Nova de Lisboa where students will cover themes in Materials, Recycling and Entrepreneurship. Students can then pick from a range of specialisations in year two, and based on this choice will progress either to TU Darmstadt, Université de Liège, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid or University of Miskolc. This makes AMIR the first labelled master programme in EIT RawMaterials to include partner universities in countries covered by the EIT’s Regional Innovation Scheme. Strong links with research and industry partners, and a summer school on Creativity, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, contribute to the practical focus of the programme, which was designed with the strategic goal of producing T-shaped professionals and entrepreneurs for the raw materials sector.

The AMIR team were formally introduced to the community of labelled master programme coordinators, and the EIT RawMaterials education team, on 14-15 November 2018 in Brussels at the third EIT RawMaterials Label meeting.

We are delighted that the AMIR master has been awarded the EIT label. The programme’s focus – recycling – is of vital strategic importance to our community, and AMIR’s inclusion in our suite of labelled master programmes will further demonstrate our full value chain approach to postgraduate education.

Wesley Crock, Head of the EIT RawMaterials Academy

More information on the AMIR master can be found at www.amir-master.com. To see the full range of EIT-Labelled master programmes in raw materials and our label video, visit www.rawmaterialsacademy.eu/labelled-masters.