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New pioneer degree in Circular Economy and Engineering in Spain

The first edition of this University Expert degree has had a great reception, being almost all of the students who registered engineers from Spain and Latin America

Víctor Meseguer and Valentín Molina, vicedirectors of the degree
Víctor Meseguer and Valentín Molina, co-directors of the degree

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 12:01

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio offers a new University Expert Degree in Circular Economy and Engineering , the first one in Spain that unites these two concepts, organised by the International Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility of the university. “Until now, there was no other Master’s Degree with these characteristics in Spain. UCAM is a very proactive university in the creation of degrees that respond to the needs of society, and it deemed it important to create knowledge and tools to help change the current model of production, distribution and consumption”, says Valentín Molina, honorary professor in Circular Economy of UCAM and co-director of the Degree together with Víctor Meseguer, director of the Chair. 

The key-element of this postgraduate degree, which stands out because of its practical nature and its multidisciplinary faculty, is to make known the strategies to help change the current model of production, distribution and consumption, thus obtaining a more sustainable and inclusive society.

“It is a new paradigm, a new economic and social model to try to reduce the waste of raw material. The model of circular economy introduces 7 Rs: redesign, reduce, reuse, repair, renew, retrieve and recycle”, says Meseguer.

The postgraduate degree has had a great reception, and its first edition has been completed; its own management specifies that 90% of applications came from Latin America, and all the applicants are engineers who have seen in circular economy a new professional area. “If we want to build a telephone, we need engineers who will provide us with the tools to do it”, states the director of the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility of UCAM.

COPE’s Interview to Víctor Meseguer, director of the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility of UCAM and co-director of the Degree.