University Courses: 
European Critical Raw Materials for the Green and Digital Transition (ECRMs)

The EU has set out to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and transition to a more modern, sustainable, and resilient economy. This will only be possible if we ensure without a steady and secure supply of critical raw materials (CRMs): metals and minerals that are vital across multiple industries. 

The AGEMERA university courses focus on the impact of CRMs in relation with the green and digital transition. The courses aim to help students in understanding the whole value chain of CRMs concerning sustainable production within Europe. 

Thematic focus

Rare earth elements (REEs) Battery raw materials (BRMs)


And how... 

They contribute to our modern lifestyles
They contribute to the green and digital transition
They impact the geopolitical landscape and can give birth to socio-environmental concerns 
They are related to sustainable reporting standards: UNFC and UNRMS 
Further geo-engineering information and economic and marketing aspects

You should apply if... 

  • You are a university student - all specialisations are welcome
  • You are curious to learn more about critical raw materials and why they are so important to our everyday life and overall economy 
  • You want to gain a better understanding of today’s opportunities and challenges related to mineral exploration and mining in Europe
  • You want to benefit from lectures taught by experts from reputable European institutions
  • You want to learn about the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and the UN Resource Management Sysem and why they are important 


  • Freedom to learn online, from the comfort of  your home
  • Access to specialised literature
  • Support from a tutor
  • Prominent guest speakers
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 3 ECTS upon completion

Universities involved


Opal – Bildungsportal Sachsen 
(TU Bergakademie Freiberg) 



March 2024, examinations in April



For more information, contact:
Georg Meißner
Md Ariful Islam