COTANCE Secretary General, Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, spread the Word about LEATECH at Lineapelle, the Word’s most important leather Fair, which opened its doors from 21-23 February 2023 in Milan (Italy). The one-hour Workshop was scheduled to take place in the afternoon of the first day of the Fair.
LEATECH is an initiative developed by the last two remaining EU Higher Educational Institutes active in leather education, the A3 Leather Innovation Center of the University of Lleida (Spain) and ITECH, the Lyon-based Institute forming textile & leather engineers (France), together with EGE University in Izmir (Türkiye) and CIATEC in Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico). They teamed up for submitting jointly within the EU-supported Erasmus Mundus program a two-year long and 120-credit-strong academic curriculum that should bring talented people from around the World to the leather sector for helping it to transition to a more sustainable and circular industry.
Bachelor-degree holders in chemistry, engineering, biosciences, or similar from any country in the World have the opportunity to learn in four hotspots of the Global leather industry the latest developments on innovation and sustainable business practices. The Master’ will be held in English.
The Erasmus Mundus Programme will eventually provide up to 60 scholarships to top candidates in terms of academic excellence, professional experience, and motivation. The Erasmus Mundus financial support is foreseen to last over 5 intakes, the first of which start in October 2023.
Applications start in March 2023!
Learn everything you need to know on the LEATECH website and submit there your candidature!