A FIRST for Ireland - New Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment
Catherine Wall
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Dr. Mark Kelly talks about the new Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment.

This new Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment is the first of its kind in Ireland. It aims to support all built environment stakeholders in transitioning towards a circular built environment.

Programme Chair and lecturer Dr Mark Kelly says, “The programme builds on over 20 years’ applied research on construction and demolition waste management, construction resource efficiency and circular economy applications. It is a fully online course, commencing in early October 2021, and will focus on applying circular economy principles across the built environment supply chain, exploring, and developing circular economy business models, and undertaking an applied research project based on real-world industry applications”.

The programme was created in consultation with DASBE partner the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and industry professionals. It is funded under Pillar 1 of the Human Capital Initiative (HCI), providing 90% funding for fees. Applications close very shortly for this programme. For further information, please contact Mark.Kelly@gmit.ie

This postgraduate programmes were developed in conjunction with the Digital Academy for Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) Project, a multi-institute collaborative project between GMIT and the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, TÚS (formerly LIT and AIT). The DASBE project is funded under Pillar 3 of the Higher education authorities (HEA) HCI fund.

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