Designing Collaborative European Projects for Remanufacturing Education: Lessons Learned from Experimentation with Universities and Companies

Helmi Ben Rejeb, David Peck, Jyri Hanski, Denis Dowling, Jouko Heikkilä, Jan-henk Welink, Peggy Zwolinski

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Abstract

This paper presents the lesson learnt from several European projects supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) that integrated remanufacturing education into the curriculum of engineering and business programs. The projects, implemented in partnership with universities and companies, designed and experimented with teaching materials such as workshops and online digital nuggets on remanufacturing. The projects objective was to foster a skilled workforce that could contribute to the transition to a circular economy and promote sustainable development. The projects emphasized interdisciplinary collaboration to promote sustainable product design and supply chain management. The paper discusses the pedagogical approaches adopted and offers case studies illustrating successful implementation in different educational contexts. The projects showed that the collaborative approach between universities and companies was effective in promoting the integration of remanufacturing education into the curriculum. The outcomes included the development of a network of educators and industry professionals who could share best practices, experiences, and knowledge related to remanufacturing education. The projects’ success highlights the importance of collaborative European projects in promoting sustainable development and fostering a skilled workforce that can contribute to the transition to a circular economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"North American and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationNorth American and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education
PublisherSpringer
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Oct 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventTransatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development: North American and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 2 Oct 20234 Oct 2023

Publication series

SeriesWorld Sustainability Series
ISSN2199-7373

Conference

ConferenceTransatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period2/10/234/10/23

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