Bio2Future PhD Summer School - bioeconomy courses for postgraduates

Aalto University has launched a summer school to support PhD students who are studying bioeconomy-related subjects. Bio2Future offers 1-2 high-level postgraduate courses each summer in a range of current subject areas.
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We are currently at the cusp of a new industrial revolution. The bioeconomy refers to the production value chains that rely on natural biomaterials including wood, biomass and other lignocellulosic materials. Since plant-based raw materials are generated naturally throughout the planet, and have excellent material and recycling properties, the bioeconomy will allow for the sustainable production of advanced products. The development of new bioproducts and processes will require skilled engineers who have deep knowledge of biomaterials and familiarity with the latest technologies and scientific understanding.

Bio2Future courses are free of charge to full-time PhD students. Scientists at research centers or companies will be charged a course fee. The courses will feature international speakers, a nice venue and the chance to network with your future peers. Each course will be unique and only offered once. However, a list of the upcoming 4 courses will be maintained, so students can consider these for their own doctoral education program.

Bio2Future course "Man-made cellulose fibers"

Man-made cellulose fibers (8 ECTS) will be organized on 19-23 August, 2019. The course offers PhD students the opportunity to develop a good knowledge of the fundamentals and practice of man-made cellulose fiber (MMCF) production. The content of the individual lectures is aligned along the value chain of the textile production.

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Bio2Future course "Wood construction in climate change mitigation"

EIT Climate-KIC PhD Catapult course will be held from 26th August to 6th September, 2019 in Aalto University, Espoo (Finland) and at Chalmers University, Gothenburg (Sweden). It will comprise a series of inspiring lectures from leading academics and experts in the field of building with wood, together with workshops, technical training sessions and challenge-based group activities.

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Bio2Future course "Novel carbohydrate-based materials from microbes"

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