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AMIR Master's in Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling

EIT RawMaterials Academy
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2 years
Master's degree
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Program description

AMIR Master's in Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling

The AMIR Master program focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. The two main objectives of the program are

  • To educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, on a large and ambitious scale, new methods for materials recycling. In addition, the AMIR program includes classes on transversal skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies
  • To develop a deep entrepreneurship mindset among students with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries.

AMIR students benefit from a high-level education and research environment including access to advanced research laboratories. High-quality internships, together with mandatory international and intersectoral mobility, ensure that students gain the practical experience and skills necessary to make a difference as a recycling professional.

Programme structure

The first year of the Master program takes place at the University of Bordeaux in France, or at NOVA University Lisbon in Portugal. Students learn about general and technical aspects of the raw materials value chain (general chemistry, material science, the lifecycle of materials), as well as about the main learning outcomes expected from an EIT-Labelled programme: sustainability, intellectual transformation, value judgments (ethical, scientific and sustainability challenges), creativity, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

The second year takes place at one of the other partner universities, allowing students to gain specialist knowledge in their area of interest. This is followed by an industrial internship and completion of the Master thesis.

Participating Universities

  • University of Bordeaux (France)
  • NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal)
  • TU Darmstadt (Germany)
  • University of Liège (Belgium)
  • Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)
  • University of Miskolc (Hungary)

Visit the programme website for full details.  All teaching and assessment is undertaken in English.

Admission requirements

The program is aimed at candidates who have a Bachelor degree in Engineering
and Environmental Sciences with advanced knowledge in Chemistry (minimum 3
years of study or 180 ECTS credits), or a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials (or Matter) Sciences. Candidates must also demonstrate English language proficiency.

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Program content

Year 1 — Materials, recycling and entrepreneurship

Semester 1 & 2

  • Materials, recycling and entrepreneurship

Year 2 — Specialisation

Semester 3

  • Material design for recycling
  • Metallurgy and metals recycling
  • Mineral recycling for construction and other sectors
  • Polymers, hybrids and composite recycling.

Semester 4

  • Industrial internship
  • Master thesis

Tuition fees

AMIR annual program fees are:

  • 2000€/year for European students
  • 4000€/year for students from the rest of the world

Scholarships & funding

For students beginning in September 2020, EIT Label scholarships from EIT
Raw Materials of €13,500 per eligible student are available.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the institute website.


ECTS: 120

Continuing studies

Finally, doctoral studies are another possibility, and graduates of the AMIR program will be fully equipped to enter PhD programs in the recycling sector to pursue engineering careers or academic research.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the AMIR program will be fully equipped to take on professional roles in the recycling sector:

  • Process optimisation
  • Materials design
  • Plant administration
  • Project administration

Furthermore, the skills gained are widely required across sectors, including information and communication technologies, building construction, energy, machinery tools, and mobility. Graduates also obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to set up their own company or work in sales and marketing

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Part of EIT the RawMaterials Academy, the AMIR Master is an EIT-Labelled Master programme created to fulfil the need for skilled professionals with advanced technical knowledge of recycling in Europe. EIT-Labelled master programmes equip students with a deep technical knowledge of advanced materials and recycling, alongside entrepreneurship and innovation skills, allowing them to become the game changers of the future.

About this institute

EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials Academy

EIT RawMaterials is initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, with a mission to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain...

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Why study at EIT RawMaterials Academy

  • Study an EIT-Labelled master programme with EIT RawMaterials Academy and become a T-shaped professional - with a deep technical knowledge of your subject area, together with a broad understanding of the raw materials value chain and innovation and entrepreneurship skills which you can develop in exclusive workshops, boot camps and networking events.
  • Study in English in at least two European countries, and gain international experience, as well as professional experience during an extended industrial or laboratory internship.
  • Earn the EIT Label certificate to demonstrate your skills to future employers alongside a joint or double master's diploma from Europe's top universities in the raw materials discipline. 

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I have graduated from Amir master program from university of Bordeaux and Tu Darmstadt. It was one of the best academic experience in my life ! I have gained a lot of knowledge for both industrial and research domains especially in : Recycling, dismantling, life cycle assessment, sustainability development, functional materials, new characteriza...
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Tauentzienstr. 11
10789 Berlin

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