Autumn marks the new intake of Innovators of the Future

EIT RawMaterials Academy currently supports six EIT-labelled programmes EMERALD, SINReM, AMIR, AMIS, SUMA and RaMES. These excellent programmes aim to form T-shaped professionals, meaning academics that bring know-how in science and entrepreneurship.

In September, the new semester for the next cohort of labelled students started. The EIT RawMaterials Day, a physical induction day, was held for SINReM on 15 September 2021 in the City of Ghent and for EMerald on 17 September 2021 in Liege.

SINReM (International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management) is a unique Master of Science programme. It aims to educate a new era of professionals. The two-year course introduces students to the sustainability challenges of the circular economy.

EMerald is a Master in Resources Engineering (Innovative Education in Geometallurgy and Circular Economy). The programme finds the right balance between knowledge of resources (geology, landfills, urban mines, reserve characterisation and modelling) and process engineering techniques (comminution, sorting, preconcentration, extractive metallurgy and waste disposal).

Alumni welcomes the next generation of innovators

The EIT RawMaterials Alumni took the opportunity and joined this first meeting of the new students. They provided insights into their career and helped with advice on shaping the entrepreneurial journey of the new students. The Alumni interacted with the students on a variety of topics ranging from personal experiences to opportunities such as Master thesis topics or internships.

After nearly a year of thinking about SINReM, I realised that the dream is coming true now. I got two main ideas from the event: First, this will be a really intense programme and we have to seize it; and second, we have an incredible team of professors, classmates and alumni willing to help us all along the way, this makes me feel really grateful for being here.

Cristina Balsells Llort, SINREM Student

This next generation of high impact innovators will be on the lookout for internships and challenges coming from the industry and research organisations. We encourage EIT RawMaterials partners to contact alumni@eitrawmaterials.eu to share your job and internship offers to this community of over 700 Raw Materials talents. We invite you also to join the Alumni community yourself to post and find out about sector related events.

EIT RawMaterials Day was a great opportunity to explain better the EIT structure and infinite possibilities that we support in education. The highlight of the day for the students was the opportunity to connect with professionals who followed different paths, including entrepreneurship, research and industrial experience.

Steffen Robert, Education Manager at EIT RawMaterials

We wish all EIT-Labelled master students a nice start to the semester and encourage them to become the next generation of T-shaped engineers.

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