Material Flow Management Summer School Curitiba 2010
The MFM Summer School Curitiba 2010 highlights the contents of the comprehensive IMAT Programmes designed by IfaS. Starting in 2011, a new international study option is planned: a joint German-Brazilian IMAT programme…
In the spirit of pursuing the international exchange of knowledge and skills, the Material Flow Management (MFM) Summer School Curitiba 2010 will include lectures, group work, cultural and social activities and thematic excursions; all related to the umbrella topic of Sustainable Development by means of implementation of Regional Material Flow Management Strategies.
The Summer School is organized by IfaS – Institute of Applied Material Flow Management, an In-Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Trier located at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, in association with the Brazilian Universidade Positivo (UP), specifically its Graduate Program in Environmental Management, located in Curitiba.
The programme is scheduled from 4th to 17th of March 2010, and is targeted at Universidade Positivo undergraduate students in the last stages of their studies, and at graduate students, both from any scientific background. It is designed for up to 30 participants, which will receive a certificate jointly issued by IfaS and Universidade Positivo. Activities will take place between 14h00 and 19h00, Monday to Friday, and Saturday 8h00 to 12h00. A detailed scheduled will be available online soon.
Universidade Positivo will support the logistics of the Summer School by providing all required educational facilities, as well as transportation for the German participants.
MFM Summer School Curitiba 2010 will feature IfaS theoretical foundation and practical approach in Material Flow Management applied to managing regional, industrial and urban metabolism processes in a sustainable manner, together with the local perspective supplied by the UP Graduate Program in Environmental Management.
A MFM analysis supplies integrative solutions developed and adapted to the particularities of the region and time. Therefore, new energy and resource efficiency strategies can be implemented to ensure a competitive and sustainable economy, a Circular Economy, which activates the regional growth potentials and creates regional added-value. In this reality, Zero Emission Strategies play a key role by attaining continuous efficiency upgrading of anthropogenic systems aimed to achieve complete closure of material and energy cycles.
In order to provide the necessary background for students to engage in a regional MFM exercise, the following topics, among others, will be covered in lectures:
· Global Environmental Sustainability Strategies
· Global Climate Protection Policies
· Regional and Industrial Material Flow Management Strategies
· Sustainable Urban Planning Strategies
· Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis
· Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency
· German Culture and History (by partner institution Goethe Institut Curitiba)
· Green IT
These lectures and presentations of international showcases are accompanied by working sessions to apply the knowledge on practical cases under the supervision of the German experts. Therefore, participants will learn to analyse a regional or industrial system (show-cases University Campus Area and Goethe Institut), develop optimisation strategies as well as to conduct business plans and marketing and implementation-oriented communication strategies. Withal, the Goethe Institut Curitiba will also collaborate by delivering lectures and presentations on ed German culture topics.
The structure of the MFM Summer School Curitiba 2010 is composed of three basic parts:
1. Material Flow Management workshop, featuring lectures and discussions on Sustainable Development and Material Flow Management, as well as a briefing of IfaS projects and Brazilian initiatives.
2. Group work, aimed at the development of a Zero Emission concept for Universidade Positivo and Goethe Institute Curitiba, in addition to ideas for future project and research co-operations in the region.
3. Thematic excursions, to sites of technologic, management and ecologic interest such as: waste treatment or disposal sites, waste water treatment facilities, energy generation facilities.
After the completion of the Summer School project, the final outcomes regarding the sustainable campus concept for Universidade Positivo and Goethe Institut will be published.
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· IfaS: http://stoffstrom.org/
· IMAT Programme: http://www.imat-master.de/
The Summer School in Curitiba is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)- International Summer Schools programme.
Enrollment for the Summer School is closed. Thank you for your interest.
Lectures presented (click on each lecture to download pdf):
Regional Material Flow Modelling and GHG Inventorying, Angel Avadi
City Development and Sustainability - Case Study Curitiba, Prof. Dr Selma Cubas
Universidade Positivo as Nucleus of an Eco Industrial Park, Prof. Dr. Maurício Dziedzic
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Brazil, Prof. Dr. Júlio Gomes
Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis: new concepts or new branding?!, Prof. Dr Susanne Hartard
Renewable Energy Policies and Technologies made in Germany, Prof. Dr Susanne Hartard
Technical Aspects of ?Sustainab