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Wageningen University Free Online Course on Circular Economy

Wageningen University & Research is offering free online course on Circular Economy. In this course we learn how to assess collaboration networks in a structured, systematic (quantitative) way.

In this 9 week course, applicants will learn how to design various structures of a biobased supply-chain and how to choose the best alternative based on quantitative analysis. The course will start on October 24, 2017.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 9 weeks
Effort: 15-20 hours pw
Subject: Business and Management
Institution: Wageningen University & Research and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 199
Session: Course Starts on October 24, 2017

Providers’ Details

Wageningen University and Research centre is dedicated to exploring the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Learn more about WUR. WageningenX courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and help consumers making informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.

About This Course

The necessity to collaborate between various companies, sectors, and industries is one of the biggest challenges in order to create a sustainable supply chain. All around us we see new interesting collaborations: for instance, farmers and car industry collaborating on producing and using bio plastics. Until now, analysis of such network collaborations have hardly been studied and underpinned with hard numbers.

Why Take This Course?

In this course we learn how to assess collaboration networks in a structured, systematic (quantitative) way.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to design supply chain structures based on quantitative analysis
  • How to develop frameworks to assess strength and weaknesses of the structures
  • How to create sustainability dashboards in order to control the performance


Jacqueline Bloemhof

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Bloemhof is Full Professor and Chair of the Operations Research and Logistics Group. Her main field of research is sustainable supply chain management, both in forward chains (food and other agricultural distribution networks) and closed loop supply chains (recycling and recovery of products, parts, materials or energy)

Emiel Wubben

Dr. EFM Wubben is an Associate Professor in Strategic Management at Wageningen University & Research and the chair group of Management Studies. He teaches several courses on agribusiness, Biobased business and Biobased economy.

Jan Vreeburg

Jan Vreeburg is an expert in the field of distribution of potable water, water quality in the networks, asset management and new concepts for design and operation of networks.


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