Raw Materials Exploration and Sustainability (RaMES) is a two year, 120 ECTS MSc degree that combines raw materials expertise and circular economy principles with the objective of educating a new generation of entrepreneurial geologists and engineers.
RaMES is designed as a blend between a Resources Geology curriculum and a set of crucial subjects for mastering the exploration and deployment of raw materials as a sustainable process. The programme includes lectures on mineral deposits, material sciences, industrial ecology, entrepreneurship, and mineral economics. It focuses on the full-fledged ramifications of the raw material value chain from a geological perspective, in order to foster a new class of sustainability and business-focused specialists.Explore the Programme
I chose RAMES because I believe that raw materials represent a sector that in the coming years will be fundamental to meet the new challenges of society. The international perspective of the course, and its ability to provide a holistic approach to raw materials, are characteristics that make this course completely different and innovative compared to a classic MSc in Geology. I found it useful having different perspectives on raw materials via the understanding of mineral science, geological characteristics of the mineral deposits, raw material market, and the structure of mining companies. This set of knowledge provides a 360° understanding of the world in which geologists work.
I chose RAMES because I am interested in georesources and this was the only MSc that gave me the possibility to focus on geomaterials, which are our present and ... will be our future too. In this programme I found it useful to study a variety of topics ranging from mineral deposits to economy, for instance. This gave me a broader view of raw materials, not only from a geological – and therefore technical – point of view, but also from a more economic and social point of view.
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