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The University of Bradford welcomes the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Published: 2014/03/21

The University of Bradford will host Ellen MacArthur Foundation's first ever education open-house event next week. The event will focus on discussion and interaction and will offer new ideas for all those interested in circular economy thinking.

The University of Bradford will host Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s first ever education open-house event next week. The event will focus on discussion and interaction and will offer new ideas for all those interested in circular economy thinking.

The three day conference (March 25-27) held in the University’s new re:centre, will include a series of short talks, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, seminars, and expert lectures, to explore what the circular economy can offer in the way we approach and deliver effective education.

Recently the University has been named as Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s World First Global Pioneer University on the circular economy, making Bradford the ideal choice to host business innovators for circular economy thinking.

Professor Peter Hopkinson, Director of the University's new re:centre and Academic Director of the partnership programme with the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, said: “This event is testament to the strong relationship we have with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and our partnership developing the Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA.

“The new re:centre is an exciting and dynamic space designed for businesses to collaborate with the University. With this fantastic resource and our already established circular economy courses, we are already seeing relations with both local and global businesses develop and grow.”

The University also manages the online executive education introductory course on the circular economy for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 business innovation programme. To date over 300 executives and leaders have been through this course from companies including Ikea, Phillips, Coca-Cola and Renault.

The first evening of the conference will see a networking event which will include a live stream discussion from Ellen MacArthur and a reception evening hosted by Steelcase Solutions, who designed the interior fit out for the re:centre.

For more information about the re:centre please visit www.bradford.ac.uk/recentre

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