A great, detailed and informative course that I enjoyed learning about. Lund University you can do no wrong, from my semester spent on exchange in Lund to engaging with this fantastic MOOC! Thank you!
Great course!\n\nSuper interesting and very accessible language. It's a good entrance door to keep learning about this really important topics.\n\nThanks for giving us the chance to have it for free.
By Karla L A C•
It was such an enriching experience, I´ve learned a lot and I´m more into a circular economy.
I really recommend it.
By Blanca L•
It is a great course as an introduction to the circular economy. For me was a great first step into the topic
By Andrés F•
I had fun and enjoyed it.
The combination of lectures, videos and quizzes makes learning dynamic.
By Chris v R•
Great course for a general overview for learners new to CE or a refresher for those with existing experience!
By Freja J W•
Great course with material that is easy to understand, and pedagogically structured! I recommend it.
By Marianna A•
Super! Very well structured and very inspiring! I learned a lot! Thank you to all the instructors!
By Jovana V•
Course with a really big diversity of information, awesome tools and I strongly recommend.
By GBOYEGA O•
It speaks to the required knowledge expected for a resource efficiency expertise
By Csinszka F B•
Excellent and thought-provoking! I can now finally say I own the basics of CE.
By Ankit G•
Very good course and i learn a lot about the different business models.
By Gyanendra K•
Structured excellently as easy to understood.
By Pawel M•
Great content, especially Week 2 - Circular Business Models. And great business case studies.
I also liked that there are many different lecturers.
I tried to do the course quickly (1-2 weeks) but the assignments were locked for about 3 weeks since I started. I waited but on the day the assignments were supposed to be unlocked I was informed that I missed the deadline and I have to switch to another session. Moreover waiting for 3 weeks lowered my motivation and forced me to repeat Week 1&2 before taking the test. I tried to address this problem, but I could not find any easy way to contact either Coursera helpdesk or authors of the course.
By Rachael E S•
Really enjoyed most of the content and it is a great introduction to the CE, along with thought-provoking assessments and helpful insights.
There were many typos throughout the first part of the course that were a little off-putting but this seemed less prevalent in the second half of the material.
I found the mining case-studies within the first section of the course quite long-winded and maybe a bit too much. But on the whole the course material was helpful and I have definitely learnt a fair bit.
Great course for free!
By Abhimanyu C•
This course not only consolidated my existing knowledge on circular systems and waste management but also challenged my own deep-set ideas in more ways than one. Very informative, detailed and carefully-curated MOOC that will really push you to think critically about materials, consumption, production, and all there is to do with circularity. The course had lot to offer in terms of case studies, extensive videos, and further readings that truly build capacity and understanding the nuances in a circular economy.
By John D•
Good course. Some of the videos could be better. Overall, worth doing to get a better understanding of the circular economy and stimulate ideas.
By Hanna J•
The overall course content was very interesting and quite good to understand with a basic knowledge. But I find it not very constructive that the assignments were peer graded without receiving any comments on why my peers decided for the specific amount of points. Also, within one weeks lecture was repeated several times, which is actually a good approach to really understand the topic but sometimes felt like not really making a step forward. Finally, the questions and gradings of the final quiz assessment were not really transparent and old-school. In my opinion the questions were stated unclear several times and an explanation why specific answers were correct was missing.
By Jasmin R•
Very interesting course and a great way to learn about the basics of circular economy! I learned a lot but for me, the course was a bit more business-oriented than I had hoped, both in terms of the content and the assignments. I also felt like it could have discussed some topics, such as the social and environmental impacts of material extraction, more critically and more in detail. I 'd recommend it for people who're interested in the business and economic side of the circular economy rather than those interested in the climate and social justice.
By Luciana M C•
The course is awfull! We learn the key points about circular economy and how minerals, speacially the scarcer ones, need to be circularized to garantee the necessary stocks for modern life speacially for countries in developing. The chapter one seems a little confuse because it speaks about circular economy and extraction of metals in a separated way. But the other chapters make all expected links. Methodologies to embbed circularity to business model, and methods to assess the environmental gain in changes and even to pitchs.
By Lim X Z•
In 2020, the world is expected to have 10 billion people. How can we ensure that there will be sufficient resources around for humanity to enjoy the standard of living we have right now? This is my first MOOC and I really enjoyed it- it shed light on the increasing burden on our ecosystems, but also the steps we can take for the development of circular economies, which can generate value to society by ushering in a new era of sustainable economic growth. The content covered is really relevant and interesting!
By Muhammed A T V•
The course was accidently given by my Company, Saudi Aramco. First, i thought, it is not my field. But after hearing the videos, it is understood that it is highly a good requirement in the new world of destructions!. I have really enjoyed the topics and i have gained knowledge and got some confidence to do something in this direction of re-cycling. Thank a lot. I would like to interact with some of the technology entrepreneurs, who are doing the re-cycling of electronic products--- firstname.lastname@example.org
By Khalid A•
I enrolled in this course to learn what circular economy means and how we can implement such concept in industrial areas as well as our daily lives. The course contents are enriching and the presenters are very good overall. I definitely learned a lot about circular economy, and this course has had a great impact on me in such a way that I have already adopted the the "circular economy" way of thinking. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is interested enough to catch up with the fats-evolving economy.
By Anabel U•
I loved the topics. It was such a holistic view of a circular economy from the extraction of raw materials, to societal change needs to become increasingly circular. The case studies are great and the extra reading material were great references to continue learning about this topic. The fact that some of the research papers referenced came from Lund University, Leiden University, Delft University made me feel this course was very prestigious with the right information from the brightest minds.
The course provided a good base in different areas like materials, business models, government policies and keeps the student interested throughout. One suggestion is that this could be an 6 week course and have the student idea or project as a mandatory part of the course. I enjoyed doing the course and learnt a lot even though I am already reading a lot about circularity. The additional resources and reading material are very informative and interesting. Thank you !
By Giorgi K•
This was my first experience with e-learning, which is to say I have not previously enrolled myself in any COURSERA course.
I am very satisfied since I have learnt far more than I would ever imagine to be possible.
I would like to thank all the mentors/teachers for great delivery, easy-to-follow structure, and invaluable pieces of information.
I am confident that I can put all the learnings from this course to great use throughout my future professional career.
By Udit A•
Though I was already familiar with the majority of the concepts, the course greatly helped me organise my thinking and I learnt new tools and methods of understanding and developing circular business models.
The course deploys an excellent panel of instructors who make it easy to learn as well as keep you engaged with good content.
I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in a career focused on sustainability and circular economy.