Aims & Objectives of Summer School

The aims of the Summer School are to:
  • Share existing knowledge and research
  • Exploit synergies of multidisciplinary research
  • Develop capacity for high quality scientific research
As a platform to provide impetus for research, the objectives of the Summer School are to:
  • Promote innovative and rigorous scientific research, looking at both current and upcoming challenges for e-waste management posed by developments such as electric vehicles, photovoltaics, LCDs/TFTs, wearable computing etc. and establish an international research agenda
  • Enable young scholars and academics to develop key skills for high quality research and teaching and also provide an opportunity to get their research reviewed by renowned experts in a neutral environment
  • Develop a multidisciplinary network of young scholars who will function as multipliers in their respective academic and geographic areas
  • Link young researchers to experts from industry, academia and policy makers which leads into concrete research collaboration and projects on the ground

About E-waste

The electrical and electronics industry is the world’s largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry. Products like computers, TVs, radios, MP3 players, navigation-systems, microwave ovens, coffee makers, toasters, hair-dryers, refrigerators - to name but a few - are part of our every-day life and their use is rapidly rising worldwide. 

Scrap and waste from electrical and electronic equipment, so called e-waste, comprises a multitude of different products with varying impacts on the environment, from toxic pollution to emissions that cause global warming and ozone layer depletion.E-waste is of global concern because of the nature of production and disposal of waste in a globalized world. 

This raises concerns about resource efficiency and also the immediate concerns of the dangers to humans and the environment.There is a long and sometimes complicated chain of events in the e-waste problem, beginning from an idea that someone has for a new product and then its production, ending in its purchase and eventual disposal by the end user. 

By engaging with various stakeholders and relevant scientific wisdom within this chain of events, we are on the way to Solve the E-waste Problem.