Summer School on Circular Design and Management of Packaging, Mobility, Construction & Electronics

Empowering Professionals and Researchers to Shape a Sustainable Future.


The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) are thrilled to announce the launch of their first Summer School in the focal area of Circular Economy, a premier educational program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to drive the transition towards a sustainable and regenerative economy. The summer school will take place from September 18th - 29th 2023 in the vibrant city of Vienna, Austria.

The urgency to address environmental challenges and foster sustainable practices has never been greater. The circular economy presents a powerful framework that offers innovative solutions to minimize waste, optimize resource utilization, and create value throughout the entire lifecycle of products and materials.

This summer school provides an exceptional opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the principles and practices of circular economy, focusing on the critical sectors of packaging, plastics, mobility, construction, and digitalization. Featuring a carefully developed curriculum, the program combines expert-led lectures, interactive workshops, case studies, and engaging discussions. Renowned academic lecturers and industry experts will guide participants through the latest advancements in circular economy theory, cutting-edge research, and practical applications in key industries.

The offered courses cater to a diverse range of participants, including PhD students and professionals from various fields. Whether you are an aspiring sustainability advocate, a professional in industry seeking to enhance your organization's sustainability practices, or a researcher looking to deepen your understanding of circular economy, this program will empower you to make a meaningful difference.

The summer school will also be counted as one completed module towards the new Master's program "Resource and Waste Management for Circular Economy", which is currently under development.

Application for the summer school is now open>>

Key Facts

Academic Directors:Assoc.Prof. Dr. Johann Fellner & Hon.Prof. Dr. Christoph Scharff
Certificate: 15 ECTS credits
Location: TU Wien
Language of Instruction: English
Tuition Fee: Students: € 3.500,00 | Professionals: € 5.200,00
Capacity: max. 25 participants
Application Deadline: August 31st 2023

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