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Master's Programme in Circular Economy

The existing economic system is based on the "take, make and dispose" approach powered mostly by fossil fuels.

The assumption is that increasing economic growth produces enough surplus to deal with arising adverse environmental impacts. The system, however, keeps alive only if sufficient resources are available in circuit and the economy has a sustainable foundation.

The circular economy aims to keep products, materials and other resources at their highest utility and value. The aim is to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite natural resources by closing the loops of product life cycles. Ideally, the system in which resources are endlessly circulated into goods and services is waste-free and powered by renewable energy systems.

▶️ VIDEO: A assistant professor and a student tell why to choose this Master's programme (the text continues below the video).

In this Master's programme, you will learn how to save resources in different situations by, for example, replacing goods with services by increasing the utilisation of  information technology. You will also learn to create sharing economy based solutions which are built on the abilities of individuals and communities.

In addition, you will learn how different bio-based solutions may help us to construct systems without waste. In a circular economy, the role of business is central, and you will also learn about the dynamics of sustainable business models.

The programme is well suited for people already in the working world because its face-to-face contact instruction mainly consists of intensive periods on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Circular Economy

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2021

Language
English

Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Campus
Lahti

Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 November 2020 − 31 May 2021

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