Call for Applications: EnAct-SDGs 1st Pilot School 2020

EnAct-SDGs Summer school (September 28-30)

EnAct-SDGs: Enhancing the skills of East and South East Europe (ESEE) Raw Materials students towards the achievement of SDGs

EnAct-SDGs Summer School is a three days hands-on webinar on Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Raw Materials industry. The programme is driven by the sustainability development goals and circular economy principles. Students will tackle on challenges proposed by the Industry to generate new business ideas and improve existing solutions; they will acquire new skills, learn to use new tools and develop a new mindset that will help building up their careers as innovation professionals. The programme curriculum is provided by TU Freiberg, Montanuniversität Leoben, University of Trento and Hub Innovation Trentino, partners of EnAct-SDGs project. In this Pilot School students from TUKE, AGH and NTUA will participate as well as other students from the region.

Background

The School is part of the pilot activities of the EnAct-SDGs project, funded by EIT Raw Materials

The main goal of the EnAct-SDGs Project is to build a dynamic, self-sustained network between the Academia, Researchers, Industry and Professionals of the Raw Materials sector and develop an Action Plan that will act as a driver to:

  • modernize the Raw Materials University education practices
  • ensure the incorporation of the Sustainable Development principles in the educational programs of the ESEE Universities
  • strengthen the skills and increase the capacity of Raw Material University graduates and Raw Materials professionals

EnAct-SDGs partners include 3 ESEE Universities (NTUA, AGH and TUKE), 3 Knowledge provider Universities (TUBAF, MUL and Uni-Trento), 1 Research Organisation (HIT) one Industrial Partner (MYTILINEOS), and four RIS Task Partners (Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper – Poland,  National Technology Platform for Research, Development and Innovation of Raw Material – Slovakia, Panhellenic Association of Graduate Mining and Metallurgical Engineers – Greece and Greek Mining Enterprises Association – Greece), representing 6 countries across Europe.

ORGANIZATION

The School is organized by Technical University of Kosice together with Università degli Studi di Trento – UniTrento and Hub Innovazione Trentino – Fondazione

Trainers will come from the Best Practice providers: Montanuniversität Leoben – MUL, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg –TUBAF, Università degli Studi di Trento – UniTrento, Hub Innovazione Trentino – Fondazione – HIT

The participation in the School is free of charge for the selected students, but there are limited seats available. 

VENUE

The pilot school will be organized on September 28-30  at “Technicom” is a University Science Park in TUKE. The school will be organized as a hybrid (physical & on-line) event, with the participation of students from TUKE (physical) and from AGH, NTUA and RIS countries (on-line).

WHO IS IT FOR?

The school is addressed primarily to students that have completed the 4th semester of their studies or new graduates, coming from the three ESEE Universities that participate in the project (– NTUA National Technical University of Athens, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Greece; – AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; TUKE Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia). Students form Raw Materials Universities from RIS* countries (and especially the ESEE region) are also welcome to apply.

* Eligible countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romani

Selection Criteria

Students applications will be evaluated by a selection committee based on the following criteria:

  • The average grade for the semesters of completed studies
  • No of completed semester
  • Activity as research authorship, scientific club membership, student chapters, presentation at conferences etc…
  • Motivation
 

Requirements:

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide:

        Letter of Motivation & Curriculum Vitae (resume)

        Confirmed English language ability  – min. B2 certificate e, e.g. English Language Diploma (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate or equivalent)

        Documentation of the average grades for the semesters of completed studies

        Additional activities. This can be documented work in a student scientific club or other scientific organization, presented lectures at student scientific sessions, seminars and conferences, published articles in scientific and popular science journals etc.

Apply online by 25/8 /2020             >> APPLY HERE <<

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at enactsdgs@metal.ntua.gr

For further clarifications you can contact:

Students from TUKE: tawfik.mudarri@tuke.sk

Students from NTUA: gakianna@metal.ntua.gr

Students from AGH: rpomyk@agh.edu.pl

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