The SusCritMOOC team will hold a live seminar in Leiden/Delft for (future) professionals on the basis of the Massive Open Online Course “Critical Raw Materials: Managing Resources for a Sustainable Future”. The course is targeted at current and future professionals interested in upcoming developments in the CRM field. It will also be an opportunity to connect with experts in the area and invited guests from industry and policy-making. More information will follow on the SusCritMOOC website.
On 13th of October, our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the name “Critical Raw Materials: Managing Resources for a Sustainable Future” launched officially on edX. The course provides a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. The course covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which help see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, and contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable approach to CRMs, regardless of your professional or academic background. Key topics include access to raw materials, environmental and social impacts, geopolitical factors, market dynamics, economics, supply chains, global trends in CRM use, and resource efficiency. You can choose from three different tracks that cover possible solutions from a technical, business or policy perspective. These range from supply risk mitigation, exploration, urban mining and substitution to circularity strategies, business models, responsible sourcing and certification. This course also introduces you to experts, start-ups and projects in the field and inspires you to tackle problems with concrete initiatives. You can register for the upcoming self-paced version of the course on edX.org. For information about SusCritMat in general, you […]
The TecDay is a special occasion on which Swiss high school students can get in touch with experts in various scientific areas, have fun and also get interested in science. They can choose three from a large variety of modules in which experts will present a scientific topic in a way students can relate with. The modules have a strong practical relevance. Many also include experiments and explanations with models or small project work. However, the focus is on the exchange with experts from industry, universities, research institutes and non-profit organizations. ESM is also present with a module on critical raw materials and plays the board game “In the Loop” with the students. The aim of the game is to bring them closer to how we deal with raw materials and to show them the complexity of their global value chains. For the first half of 2022, modules are planned for the TecDays at the high schools in Aarau (March 1st), Bellinzona (March 15th) and Zurich (July 8th). Like the previous TecDays, it is organised by our partner SATW.