Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) on Circular Economy

Δημοσιεύθηκε 10/03/2024

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) announces the 2nd edition of the BIP on Circular Economy, together with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech, Spain, and the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) on Circular Economy

03/06 – 14/06 – virtual component

17/06 – 21/06 – physical component in Porto

26/06 – 12/07 – virtual component

Application deadline: 29 March 2024, using this form.

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This BIP is aimed at Master's and PhD students interested in the field of engineering, technology or science who wish to complement their knowledge in the area of circular economy through alternative pedagogical methodologies that combine distance and face-to-face teaching activities through a period of mobility.

The curricular unit includes 81 total hours, where 26 contact hours are distributed by one week (16 h) of presential activities, including field visits, talks, and group work, and 10 hours of virtual sessions, including the introductory session, talks/seminars with experts, presentation and pre-analysis of the case studies and final presentations of the assignments.

The teaching and pedagogical program will allow the students to:

- Understand the concept of circular economy, main principles, actions, and models;

- Analyze the current linear models, based on practical cases, and review them in light of the circular economy;

- Identify opportunities for improvement in current processes and products;

- Develop and influence new relations of production, distribution, and consumption;

- Develop transversal competencies, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and leadership through interdisciplinary group work.

Students are expected to be funded with ERASMUS+ grants for short mobility, provided by the Home Institutions.