Materials in a circular society
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Fiber- och polymerteknologi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 800 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - October 2020|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to develop and implement an education package to meet a national demand for material knowledge in a society that transforms to circular economy. The aim of the project is to strengthen skills in various industries and organizations regarding knowledge based on life cycle perspective for important material groups to ensure sustainable design and use of products and services.
Expected results and effects
The project will contribute to a national boost in knowledge within materials and circularity and development of effective ways of transferring knowledge from current research in the field of materials to relevant stakeholders. The project will also contribute to development of methodology for further systematic work on evolving and implementing education aimed at professional specialists, which enhances capacity for lifelong learning within higher education.
Planned approach and implementation
The project will develop and implement an education package of a total of 15 ECTS, consisting of 5 course modules that can be fulfilled separately or combined based on the required knowledge, as distance courses from among others blended learning concept. Course modules will provide advanced proficiency in polymeric materials, biobased materials and composites, metallic materials, life cycle analysis of materials and products and recycling methods for different material groups.