Courses in the BIOECONOMY Graduate Research School
Each PhD student is expected to take 4 courses: 2 introductory mandatory courses and 2 elective during the enrolement of 1 year at the BIOECONOMY Graduate Research School.
The mandatory courses
- Introduction to systems science, sustainability science, Mode 2 science, as well as theories and case studies on trans/cross-disciplinary research.
- Key aspects of transition to bio-based economy within the sustainability criteria and from a systems approach perspective.
Elective courses on methodology and selected topics
- Courses on methods will be flexible with contents and they will provide overview of methods used in the different research disciplines. They will be accustomed to the research areas of the students and the availability of regular courses outside BIOECONOMY (e.g. life cycle analysis, computational methods etc.)
- Courses on selected topics are meant to broaden and deepen the students’ education and training in their respective fields. The topics are kept open and they will be tailored to the profile and needs of the participating students fallowing their admission to BIOECONOMY (e.g. sustainable primary production of biomass, technologies for biobased economy including pretreatment, gasification, plant biotechnology, biorefinery, industrial biotechnology etc., innovation and patents, sustainable consumption, transition and policy change theories, low carbon governance, bioeconomy indicators, etc.)