Massive Open Online Course on Critical Raw Materials

On 13th October 2021, we have launched the first run of our MOOC “Critical Raw Materials: Managing Resources for a Sustainable Future” on the platform edX. The course has been developed as a succession project from SusCritMat and will build on the learning materials that were developed. It covers a series of important topics and aspects to critical raw materials.

You can now register for the subsequent self-paced run on

Spread over 7 weeks, the course provides a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. It covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which will help you see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, and contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable approach to CRMs, regardless of your professional or academic background. Gain a systemic understanding of critical raw materials and learn about strategies and solutions to manage them in a sustainable way.

Key topics include access to raw materials, environmental and social impacts, geopolitical factors, market dynamics, economics, supply chains, global trends in CRM use, and resource efficiency.
You can choose from three different tracks that cover possible solutions from a technical, business or policy perspective. These range from supply risk mitigation, exploration, urban mining and substitution to circularity strategies, business models, responsible sourcing and certification.



Join us for the in-person seminar this June in Delft!


After completing the MOOC, you have the opportunity to join us in June at the in-person seminar in Delft. Join us and dive deeper into the topics learned in the MOOC and get the chance to connect with the experts from the course and learn first hand from pioneer companies that are changing the way we treat critical raw materials. 

Apply now here!


Course Structure