Raw Materials Exploration and Sustainability
in the raw material industry and in research organizations active at the global level
in order to foster a new class of sustainability and business concerned specialists
is open to EU and non-EU students holding a bachelor's degree
RAMES offers you the possibility of international and cross-organizational mobility, together with fieldwork activities and experience of industry application
Since October 2019, the University of Bologna is delivering a new, EU-funded MSc course named Raw Materials Exploration and Sustainability (RaMES), which brings together cutting-edge expertise on raw materials and circular economy principles.
RAMES is acknowledged by the University of Bologna and by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) of Trondheim. It is taught at the University of Bologna, at NTNU-Trondheim, and at the Lammi research station of the Geological Survey of Finland located in the lake district of southern Finland. RAMES benefis also from the collaboration with a number of Italian and foreign partners that are active in distinct aspects of the raw material value chain.
Compared to other MSc courses focussing on Ore Geology and related fields, RAMES requires competitive tuition fees. Tuition fees are calculated based on the Italian 2020 ISEE value, which is a family income parameter largely used in Italy. Foreign students can calculate an equivalent ISEE value by using the UNIBO website functions. If you do not present your ISEE you will have to pay thefull tuition fees, that are 4.080,00€.
I chose RAMES because I am interested in georesources and this was the only MSc that gave me the possibility to focus on geomaterials, which are our present and I guess will be our future too. In this programme I found useful the possibility to study a variety of topics ranging from mineral deposits to economy, for instance. This gave me a broader view of raw materials, not only from a geological – and therefore technical – point of view, but also from a more economic and social point of view.
I chose RAMES because I believe that raw materials represent a sector that in the coming years will be fundamental to meet the new challenges of society. The international perspective of the course, and its ability to provide a holistic approach to raw materials, are characteristics that make this course completely different and innovative compared to a classic MSc in Geology. I found useful having different perspectives on raw materials via the understanding of mineral science, geological characteristics of the mineral deposits, raw material market, and the structure of mining companies. This set of knowledge provides a 360° understanding of the world in which gelogists work.
on line applications will start in May 2021
foreign non-EU students can apply until the 23rd of July 2021
EU students can apply until November 2021
RaMES kick-off meeting will be held in October 2021