17/07/2017 – News / Circular Economy / Cranfield University / UK

Cranfield Uni launches world’s first ‘circular economy’ Masters course

The world’s first Masters course on the circular economy, ‘Technology, Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy’, will officially start this October at Cranfield University in the UK. Developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s education team, the part-time executive MSc course aims to provide industrial professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage the transition of their organisation towards a circular economy.


In a statement, the Foundation said the new course “combines Cranfield University’s strengths across technology and management, fusing expertise in engineering, logistics and environmental sciences with world-leading programmes in business and finance”. Through Cranfield University’s membership of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Pioneer University and Circular Economy100 networks, students on the course will benefit from contributions by leading businesses that are collaborating on circular economy innovation.


“Cranfield has been leading thinking in the circular economy through our research on sustainable design and corporate responsibility for some time,” noted Prof. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor of the university. “We are already one of six circular economy Pioneer universities in the world, working with the Ellen MacArthur foundation, and we have hosted successful summer schools and hackerthons with businesses exploring the potential of this area. The MSc in Technology, Innovation and Management for a circular economy will allow us to contribute substantially to making this an industrial reality.” 


The course will be delivered through a combination of both digital and face-to-face learning methodologies, innovative online events and webinars that will offer students a unique opportunity to engage with internationally recognised circular economy thought leaders and business practitioners. 


To apply or find out more, visit the Cranfield University course page: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/taught/technology-innovation-and-management-for-a-circular-economy

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