The SusCritMat summer school took place in beautiful King’s College, Cambridge. Besides learning about different aspects of the sustainable management of critical raw materials, we discussed didactic aspects and how to teach the modules in other curricula. Teaching material for further use was included.
Each of the three School days had their own focus:
Day 1: Introduction to criticality (including criticality assessment, global resource supply chains, geopolitical factors, and economics of metals)
Day 2: Analysis of criticality (including material flows, scenario planning, and life cycle assessment)
Day 3: Solutions (including responsible sourcing, circularity indicators, circular product design, and good practice examples)
The school provided the unique opportunity to learn and network with speakers of various backgrounds such as Raimund Bleischwitz from UCL, Dominique Guyonnet from BRGM, David Peck, Ruud Balkenende and Layla van Ellen from TU Delft, Patrick Wäger from Empa, James Goddin from Granta Design, Matthew Polaine from the British Antarctic Survey, and many others. Furthermore, teaching concepts and learning outcomes were analysed and discussed.
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