In February, in full respect of the duration of their course of study, the first four students selected within the double degree Master program on Sustainable Materials (SUMA) discussed their Master degree thesis at the university of KU Leuven, in Belgium. The program, funded by EIT Raw Materials and awarded the special label of the European Institute of Technology, combines the solid technical preparation of the materials engineer with a series of learning activities specifically aimed at developing the students’ attitude to innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E). These include courses on circular economy, sustainability, project management and an industrial internship that brings the student closer to the labour market. A curriculum with an international, inter- and multidisciplinary dimension, which integrates soft and hard skills and based on disciplines oriented to career development, in line with what was recently remarked for in the Engineering 2040 program, launched by CopI (Conference for Engineering).
Anna De Gol, Nicolò Zannin, Enrico Scolaro and Massimiliano Casata, after completing the first year of their Masters in Trento, concluded their path at KU Leuven, one of the most prestigious Materials Engineering courses in the world. The compliments of the entire Department of Industrial Engineering are to them, combined with the great appreciation expressed by the colleagues from Leuven for the excellent preparation of the students from the University of Trento.