PhD Grant in Circular and Regenerative Economy

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve

A Researcher – PhD Grant (100% FTE)
Chair in circular and regenerative economy (LLN Campus)

Sustainability, new business models, world in transition, circular and regenerative economy… You are familiar with these concepts and would like to dig them up with a meaningful research? Take a look at this PhD opportunity.

Job description and application procedure

Research Institute: Louvain Research Institute in Management & Organizations (LouRIM)
Mandate: Fixed term contract (24 months renewable once)
Start of mandate: 1 October 2020
Position: Research contract / Full-time PhD grant in the framework of the Chair in circular and regenerative economy
Category: Scientific Staff
Main site of attachment: Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Deadline: Application by 31 August 2020


The Chair in circular and regenerative economy Research Project


Sanitary, financial, climatic, demographic, economic and other crises, our occidental society model seems to have reached its limits.  Solutions from the past will not be applicable to tomorrow’s world that promises to be very different in the light of the already noticeable increasing demography, environmental threats and technological disruptions.  The negative externalities brought by the current model will not be sustainable in a world where 9 billion people share the finite space of our planet.

To meet those numerous challenges, companies need to question their business model and seek other ways to organize their economic activities.  Among many other proposed solutions, the circular economy model seems able to contribute substantially to the issues faced by companies as far as climatic change, scarcity of non-renewable resources and loss of biodiversity are concerned.


The Chair in circular and regenerative economy aims at developing a research project to deal with the following subjects:

  • Deep analysis of the various activity sectors (e.g. the building material sector, IT sector, healthcare, ..) in order to measure the circular economy practices, compare them with linear economy and identify the most circular companies;
  • Building of measurement indicators of the circular impact on the various sectors of the economy in order to compare companies from a same sector from a circular point of view;
  • Participation to the construction of a circular economy barometer to measure the development of circular economy practices inside European and Belgian companies.

Published on June 29, 2020