European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

What is Bioceb?

A European master for the global deployment of the bioeconomy
Bioceb (European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy) is a 2-year joint master programme training future research and innovation managers to tackle the challenges related to the deployment of the bioeconomy across the world. As a state-of-the-art and innovative curriculum, it was labeled “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree” by the European Commission in 2019.

A vision based on a sustainable use of biological resources
Bioceb vision of the bioeconomy is based on a sustainable use of biological resources preserving biodiversity and favoring circular economy systems. It offers students with backgrounds in disciplines related to biology the opportunity to achieve a specialization in one field of biotechnologies while developing the ability to implement systemic value chain approaches. Biological resource diversity and optimal use, bioprocess design and upscaling, and biobased products engineering for targeted markets are the three pillars of Bioceb biotechnology training core.

An interdisciplinary and intercultural approach
Bioceb addresses the needs of the growing bio-based industry sector in scientists being aware of the markets and the socio-economic contexts. It arises from an interdisciplinary approach combining chemistry, biology, economic and environmental sciences with cross-cutting skills including project management. Its modular construction promotes cultural mix between students from different regions of the world and with various education backgrounds.

Bioceb key facts:
 State-of-the-art and innovative master programme meeting employers’ needs in the bioeconomy sector
 Fully taught in English… but connecting to local cultures and languages.
 Up to 26 students
 Study (and life) experience in at least 2 European countries, resulting (after acquiring 120 ECTS) in 3 MSc degrees from prestigious universities
 5 worldwide recognised higher education institutions in the bioeconomy field from 4 European countries:
o AgroParisTech - France
o University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) - France
o Aalto University - Finland
o Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) - Estonia
o University of Liège (ULiège) - Belgium
 21 associated partners, both from academia and industry and from all around the world (Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, USA, Thailand…)
 1 joint first semester in Reims (France)
 Joint training events: Induction week, summer school
 1 final joint graduation event, including opportunities to meet employers, to disseminate the results of your Master’s thesis and Green Line Projects through poster sessions and oral presentations and to connect with Bioceb students from different cohorts, thus fostering your network..
 Innovative pedagogy focus, for instance the Green Line Project enabling students to develop complementary expertise all along the 3 phases of the project
 Full integration of horizontal skills training: (complex) project management, interculturality, adaptability, team work, leadership… and activities designed to enhance self-confidence and assertiveness.
 Multiple opportunities to have hands-on experience: mandatory research internship (Master’s Thesis), access to experimental facilities, biorefinery site visits, etc.
 High quality support of students joining the programme (dedicated project manager, facilitated access to university housing, etc.)


- Updated September 2023 -