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PhD Course - Circular Economy and Industrial Systems (7.5 Credits), 2022

Picture showing Circular Business Game being played during the course
Published Nov 30, 2021

For year 2022, the PhD course “Circular Economy and Industrial Systems ” will be offered from the platform of the Strategic Innovation Program for production 2030 supported by VINNOVA, Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.

The PhD course is designed by the Circular Economy initiative at KTH (CE@KTH). Faculty members from 8 departments and 3 schools at KTH are involved in teaching the course and supervising the student projects/assignments. The aim of the PhD course is to

  • Provide conceptual frameworks necessary to understand the foundations of the circular economy paradigm
  • Give insights into current industry trends regarding CE
  • Provide methods and tools for the implementation of CE in practice
  • Provide the policy rationale for CE

Intended learning outcomes 

This course will enable PhD students to

  • Describe and analyze the conceptual frameworks necessary to understand the foundations of the CE
  • Describe current industry trends regarding CE
  • Based on a system perspective suggest implementation of CE strategies in industry and society and discuss opportunities and barriers in implementation efforts
  • Describe and critically review the policy rationale for CE

Preliminary schedule*

Course meetings  Date  Agenda 

Meeting 1

29 March 2022

Lectures on foundations of the CE: themes and conceptual frameworks

Meeting 2

30 March 2022

 CE in practice: Industry presentations

Meeting 3

29 April 2022

Peer review reports and group discussions on Assignment 1

Meeting 4

14 June 2022

Learnings from the CE implementation projects

Meeting 5

15 June 2022

Circular business strategy workshop

Meeting 6

16 June 2022

Student seminars and peer discussion on final assignment

*Some changes in schedule may be expected and will be communicated in due time

The deadline for the course registration is March 15, 2022.  

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Last changed: Nov 30, 2021