Why apply to an EIT-Labelled Master Programme?


EIT RawMaterials is part of a unique European initiative: EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. EIT’s educational mission is to raise a new generation of innovators in Europe with an entrepreneurial mindset. The EIT Label is a certificate of quality that is awarded only to excellent educational programmes at the Master and Doctoral level.

As a student of an EIT RawMaterials Labelled programme, you will be part of the largest global raw materials partnership – with more than 180 project partners from over 22 EU countries coming from academia, research institutions and industry. Your collaboration will contribute to the EIT RawMaterials vision of finding new, innovative solutions to secure the sustainable supply of raw materials across the entire raw materials value chain – from mining to extraction, processing to reuse, recycling and circular economy strategies – while giving you the tools, knowledge and experience to build a highly successful career in raw materials.

International Master Programme in Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling

The AMIR Master programme focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. One of the main objectives of the programme is to educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, on a large and ambitious scale, new methods for material recycling. In addition, the AMIR programme includes classes on transversal skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies. Therefore, students will develop a deep entrepreneurship mind-set with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries. Read more

Master in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability

AMIS is a Master programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability. The primary objective of the programme is to provide students with an understanding of the full raw materials value chain and a mind-set for innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability. AMIS tackles this challenge by focusing on three themes – all of which are central themes of EIT RawMaterials: substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance; material chain optimisation for end-of-life products; product and services design for the circular economy. Read more

European Mining Course

The triple degree Master European Mining Course (EMC) covers every aspect of the life cycle of mineral resources. It is a Master programme designed to provide a solid understanding of the global mining industry and takes a life-cycle approach by covering the entire mining value chain. It offers a state-of-the-art technical basis in resource modelling, mine design and economic evaluation. Technical knowledge is also supplemented with topics on business economics, ethics, environmental engineering and a clearly defined and structured programme for the management of health, safety and environment. Read more

EMerald Master in Resources Engineering (Innovative Education in Geometallurgy and Circular Economy)

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource efficient Europe. As the EU recognised the importance of mineral and metal resources in our modern economy, it also realised that the raw materials industries were facing a critical skills shortage. The EMerald Master programme aims to train a new generation of engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset and a global vision of the value chain, putting the extraction of mineral and metal resources at the beginning of a circle which ends by collecting end-of-life products and recovering valuable materials out of the urban mines (circular economy). Read more

International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management 

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials. Read more

Master in Sustainable Materials

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competences for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particular strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco) design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation. Read more