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Circular Economy for Business and Engineers with SDG Focus

Summer School of Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Sustainability is one of the key issues of today’s society as confirmed by increasing attention of governments, media, academics and industry. The idea of the Circular Economy is underpinned by systems approaches to the complex issues of sustainability. This requires the adoption of innovative approaches in educating both the engineering and business students to take their place in the economy of the future, incorporating systems thinking and collaboration skills. 
Hence, the main goal of the summer school course is to zoom in on the circular economy principles and the SDG framework in order to support businesses with practical tools in facing sustainability related global challenges. This course will apply the Design and systems approach to solve business and engineering tasks. To help companies to gain sustainable competitive advantage through their businesses, students will learn about the concepts such as CE, SDG, and their implementation in supply chain management. Additionally, the course introduces how companies can work with specific tools, strategies and technologies in different supply chain activities (i.e., procurement, manufacturing, logistics and warehouse) in order to support companies embracing sustainability and help them to move towards the SDG roadmap. The course sessions use traditional teaching, case-based real-life problems solving tasks, and industrial visits.

Mandatory prerequisites:
Enrolled in an engineering, social science or business bachelor’s degree program or the equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic prior knowledge about sustainability and/or, supply chain management is an advantage.

Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition.
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For Further Information:
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition. About the Educational System in general, visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Summer 2021

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 09



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