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Economia circolare
The master's degree programme in Circular Economy touches on specific aspects of Circular Economy and aims to provide students with a series of innovative tools to operate in a context of economic and environmental sustainability, mainly focused on the enhancement of natural resources, use of secondary raw materials, the sustainable management of the value chain and the activation of industrial symbiosis.
The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to operate consciously in different areas, often heterogeneous among them and offers the possibility of integrating technological innovation and new skills in activities of productive reconversion and sustainable development.
The course is designed with a common path, oriented to the learning of themes, methods, and tools often used in a circular approach to the economy. 
The course has two curriculums.  The first is focused on industrial production in a circular vision, where each process is characterized by a sustainable approach through the minor use of traditional raw materials, the use of new forms of energy, recovery, and recycling, the use of natural substances and reuse of waste from other sectors, and it is therefore called the "green economy".
The second curriculum is oriented towards a circular approach to the economy of the sea, in all its forms, tourism, nature, logistics, trade, and therefore called the blue economy '.
The general contents of the course are those foreseen by the degree program of LM-76 , which, due to its characteristics, is the most suitable for hosting such a project, with adequate space for economic, business, legal and quantitative disciplines, supplemented by an in-depth analysis on environmental and cultural issues, and on technological, engineering and naturalistic profiles, essential to provide students with a complete picture of the current approach to circular economy.
With regards to the training objectives, graduates of the second cycle degree program must:
be able to analyze, control and manage the value chains of different product sectors;
have a solid cultural preparation with a systemic focus on the environment and a good methodological mastery;
have the ability to identify, evaluate and manage industrial symbiosis between related sectors;
know and be able to develop methods and techniques for the analysis of production systems;
know the methodologies and use the technologies to favor product service system logics;
know how to deal with problems related to monitoring, control and management of the environment and the territory;
have skills for the evaluation of resources and environmental impacts, including the formulation of models and the use of conceptual and methodological tools provided by the economy, law and environmental planning.
Possess good writing and oral skills in at least one language of the European Union, in addition to Italian.
The main areas of employment that can potentially be activated by this degree course are numerous and innovative, and concern:
  • the analysis and management of environmental resources, environmental systems, and the territory;
  • the management of innovative industrial processes;
  • the management of the recovery and reuse of agricultural resources and sub-products;
  • the management of the recovery and reuse of industrial resources and sub-products;
  • the sustainable management of tourism, with particular attention to the one connected to the sea;
  • the management of eco-sustainable logistics and port processes;
  • the management of the marine industry and services with a specific view to eco-sustainability;
  • the analysis and the study of consumer behavior, with particular attention to green products and services;
  • the start-up and spin-off development characterized by the eco-sustainability of the products;
  • the prediction of sustainable future economic scenarios and the impact of eco-sustainable innovations;
  • interventions on the production of goods and services aimed at applying circular economy in local production contexts;
  • interventions on the production of goods and services aimed at applying environmental quality improvement;
  • innovation and sustainability of brokerage activities;
  • realization and evaluation of environmental impact studies, strategic assessment, and environmental risk, as well as safety and related activities;
  • monitoring and management of waste recycling and valorization activities;
  • eco-innovation and eco-design activities;
  • environmental cost-benefit analysis.