From Mine to Finger. A deep dive into the world of Diamonds is an intensive two-week programme, hosted by the University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC).
Throughout the 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. On top of this comprehensive academic overview, a series of diamond talks by industry experts sets the basis for a thorough reflection on future challenges and opportunities for the industry by focussing on innovation and sustainability in every facet of the industry, From Mine to Finger. Further, summer school participants will be able to attend several hands-on workshops behind the scenes, hereby practically applying and discovering some of the taught content on sorting, polishing, grading and trading diamonds.
Lastly students are expected to develop a report focusing on a particular field of study of the diamond sector, this in multicultural groups. On the final day of the programme each group delivers a presentation of their report to a professional and academic jury.