Three ULiège international masters courses recognised by an EIT quality label
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), created in 2008 by the EU to stimulate innovation in Europe through education and research, has awarded its quality label to seven international masters programmes, three of which involve the University of Liège (ULiège): EMerald, AMIS and AMIR. The University of Liège is the European university most involved in the international masters programmes that have received the EIT label.
These master's programmes are taught in English and are aimed primarily at European students in science and engineering. They offer training in the fields of geo-resources, recycling and innovative materials, which are important issues for Europe in terms of sustainable development, the circular economy and access to resources. The EIT label includes strong requirements in terms of mobility, quality of education and entrepreneurship training.
The EIT is the third pillar of European research alongside the Marie Curie/ERC (European Research Council grants) and Horizon Europe programmes. Its particular mission is to organise KICs, Knowledge Innovation Communities, bringing together European actors from research, education, industry and business. The three masters courses for which ULiège is recognised are supported by the EIT RawMaterials.
Rector Pierre Wolper (ULiège) : "We must emphasise the interest of these international masters for the University of Liège. They enable us to offer high-quality training on innovative subjects with a rich content that we could not offer on our own. They also contribute to the internationalisation of our University through the contacts they involve and the presence on our campuses of students from an enriching diversity. ULiège's involvement in these programmes linked to an EIT KIC contributes to our international visibility and is a fine illustration of the strong link between our research and teaching."
The Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in "Georesources Engineering" is offered by four European universities recognised for their expertise in the field of mineral resources and recycling: the University of Liège (main coordinator), the University of Lorraine - École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) and the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany).
AMIS is a master's programme in "Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability" that covers the entire raw materials value chain by combining scientific knowledge with entrepreneurship and innovation. It brings together five universities: Grenoble INP (Institute of Engineering and Management), Aalto University (Finland), Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), the University of Bordeaux and ULiège.
The AMIR ("Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling") Master's programme is designed to address a crucial problem facing all the major developed economies of the modern world: how to move to a green and circular economy that emits less CO2? It involves six universities: University of Bordeaux, Universidade NOVA in Lisbon, Technischen Universität Darmstadt, Universidad Politècnica de Madrid, University of Miskolc (Hungary) and ULiège.