Discover the world of diamonds in every aspect
From Mine to Finger. A deep dive into the world of Diamonds is an intensive winter school, hosted by the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC). Throughout this intensive programme, students will discover the world of diamonds in every aspect. Topics include the historical, geological, technical, economical, commercial and ethical perspectives of the global diamond trade. Additionally, the course offers a series of talks focusing on future trends, challenges and opportunities by focusing on innovation and sustainability in the Industry in all its facets. The course includes fascinating virtual site visits, lectures, workshops and keynotes by internationally renowned academics and professionals. This winter edition offers the same inspiring content, innovative approach and collaborative environment as the past summer edition.
The winter school is targeted at final year Bachelor students and Master students from different disciplines, as well as at young professionals and researchers, interested in deepening their knowledge about diamonds and its industry.
The live week of the winter school takes place from 6 - 10 February 2023 and is preceded by a preparatory online programme, during which primary insights will be given so participants can duly prepare for the course. These preparatory talks, readings and clips can be processed at one’s own pace and will cover all topics dealt with during the winter school. All participants are invited to follow this track, as a more equal starting level of understanding will favour collaboration and maximise the knowledge transfer during the winter school itself.
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.