Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) views its role in society as providing technological solutions that facilitate the transition to a flourishing, circular economy. All eight faculties of TU Delft work towards a circular, resource-efficient and resilient economy by conducting ground-breaking scientific and technological research, training scientists and engineers and helping to translate circular knowledge and skills into technological innovations and activity.
"Together we are developing new circular knowledge, with perspectives from an academic, business, governmental and societal viewpoint. We are working hard to nurture people who can produce novel business models and technologies related to delivering a resilient circular economy. Our work developing innovative circular online programmes will complement the work being undertaken by the other Pioneer Universities, helping to build a broader understanding of how new multi-disciplinary teaching and learning frameworks can most effectively accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
‘Circular Economy: An Introduction’ an open, free, self-paced, online learning tool, developed and delivered in partnership with university partners and the Foundation. The course consists of seven parts that each take about 4-6 hours to complete.
This bachelors elective course will develop the learner into a complete circular designer. The course is blended with the MOOC - Circular Economy: An Introduction. The on-campus lectures and practicums build upon the MOOC, allowing for in-depth discussion and learning.
TU Delft leads the Netherlands in a 2bn Euro, 7 year, 100+ partner, 23 member state, closed loop materials circular education and research programme. The partners are balanced across universities, research organisations and companies. Projects include remanufacturing, circular cities, circular on-line learning, and closed loop materials.