Circular economy teaching for all levels of education

In order to create a circular economy society, we need a new kind of expertise, co-operation between silos, development of the operating environment and a general change in attitudes and operating methods. Professionals, experts and decision-makers, both now and in the future, will play a decisive role in building a new future. Education plays an important role in developing experts.



We want to challenge the entire educational sector to consider what type of world we want to create. What is the new normal? Are we educating tomorrow’s experts or today’s survivors? An effort must be made to ensure that every sector has experts in the circular economy. We need professionals who are educated in lifecycle thinking and extensive co-operation and who understand that economic growth in a circular economy is not dependent on the consumption of natural resources.

We want future experts to be able to combine circular economy expertise with their own competence. We believe that when today’s school pupils are ready to enter employment, the debate about the circular economy will no one longer exist; the circular economy will be the only way of operating.

What do we do?

Sitra wants to build a sustainable future, together with others. The circular economy makes it easier to observe our constantly changing world comprehensively and offers a good foundation for lifelong learning and the education of new professionals. We co-operate with all levels of education to ensure that circular economy thinking reaches as many Finns as possible. Together, we will provide future experts with the tools they can use to build a sustainable future and new business.

Who participates?

We currently co-operate with 11 universities, 14 universities of applied sciences, 12 vocational colleges and many other organisations that operate in the education sector.

Where are we now?

The descriptions below will give you an idea of everything that is going on and where, and what new ideas, tips and co-operation opportunities they can offer you for circular economy education.

How to get involved?

Do not hesitate to contact us and join our network of circular economy educators.

What will be achieved?

Together with our partners, we will build different types of new teaching units, course materials and teaching methods for the teaching of the circular economy. We want future professionals who are entering employment or who are already working to understand the limited resources of the planet and to promote the dissemination of sustainable circular economy solutions in their work.




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