EIT Label & Community

By studying an EIT-Labelled Master’s you are joining an international community established to unite forward thinkers and entrepreneurs, to share ideas and make innovation happen.

EIT RawMaterials and the EIT Label

The RaMES programme has received the EIT Label, a quality seal awarded to top Master’s and PhD programmes that excel in shaping a new generation of students into game changers and innovators.

Students of EIT Label programmes learn how to transform their specialist knowledge with key innovation and entrepreneurship skills into sound solutions to pressing societal challenges. 

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and 180+ project partners from leading industry, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

As an EIT Label student, you will have the opportunity to become part of this committed partnership, to build your network of like-minded students and professionals, and to take part in an exciting range of activities to help you to launch your career in raw materials.

Exclusive activities and support for EIT-Labelled students

Students on EIT-Labelled master’s programmes within the EIT RawMaterials Academy receive a range of additional opportunities to boost their innovation and entrepreneurship skills, grow their network in the raw materials sector and gain the experience they need to thrive.These exclusive events bring together EIT-Labelled students from across the Master School, and form the basis of your shared learning experiences, making you a full member of the EIT RawMaterials community.

Semester 1

Label Induction Days

Meet the EIT RawMaterials Academy and learn how to get involved in our community and access the many opportunities on offer. Sign up for EIT RawMaterials Alumni and start growing your network. Vote for your representative on the Label Student Board, or stand for election!

Semester 2

Label Start-Up! Days

Get together with EIT Label students from across the EIT RawMaterials Academy programmes to meet and learn from EIT RawMaterials supported start-ups. Hear about the experience of setting up a company in the raw materials sector, and network with entrepreneurs. All costs covered by EIT RawMaterials.

Semester 3


The Raw and Circular Economy Expedition (RACE) is a challenge-based summer school for students from around the world, taking place over two weeks in four different European countries. More info at race.eitrawmaterials.eu. All costs covered by EIT RawMaterials for Labelled students selected for participation.

Semester 4


Celebrate completing your EIT-Labelled Master’s programme during EIT RawMaterials’ major event – the RM Summit. Take part in matchmaking events with EIT RawMaterials industry partners and start-ups, and make new connections with raw materials professionals. All costs covered by EIT RawMaterials.

EIT RawMaterials Alumni

From the moment you enrol on the RaMES programme, you are eligible to join EIT RawMaterials Alumni. This organisation provides a great opportunity to network with past and present participants in the many and varied EIT RawMaterials activities, such as business idea competitions, start-ups, professional development courses and Master’s and PhD programmes. It is run by and for its members, who can benefit from events, career development and educational activities and much more, forming a hub for a diverse range of raw materials students, academics and professionals. Furthermore, EIT RawMaterials Alumni provides you with a connection to the wider EIT Alumni community and alumni events around Europe.

Label Student Board

The EIT RawMaterials Academy Label Student Board brings together students from across the EIT RawMaterials Labelled Master’s and PhD programmes. By getting involved in the Label Student Board, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the labelled programmes, attend and help organise events and activities for label students from across Europe, make new connections and become an ambassador for the EIT Label.

Speak with our Label Ambassadors from around the world

If you would like to learn more about what it is like to study on the RaMES programme then contact one of our Label Ambassadors below to find out about their experiences of studying with us. You can alternatively speak with one of our EIT Label team with any questions that you may have on the programme.

Get the EIT-Labelled Master Programme Prospectus

Introduction to EIT RawMaterials and the EIT Label