In a nutshell


24 August - 4 September 2020


A deep dive into the world of Diamonds, based on an introductory module covering all aspects of the Diamond Pipeline and a specialised module focusing on innovation and sustainability in the Industry in all its facets. The course includes fascinating site visits, lectures, workshops and keynotes by internationally renowned academics and professionals.


University of Antwerp and Antwerp Diamond District, Antwerp, Belgium 


The summer school is designed for final year Bachelor students and Master students from different disciplines, as well as for young professionals and researchers, interested in deepening their knowledge about diamonds and its industry. 

External partners

Antwerp World Diamond Centre

Course description

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre and the  University of Antwerp warmly invite you to get to know the diamond industry inside out during this two week intensive summer school.

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. Lastly, 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.


3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Registration fee


Fee includes course material, coffee breaks, site visits, farewell dinner and social activities. Does not include lunch or accommodation.

Reduced fees

15 half-price waivers (€300) for students are offered.

University of Antwerp students are entitled to a refund of €150.

Limited number of reduced fees of €100 available for refugees

Application details

Online through Mobility Online.

Application deadline

15 May 2020

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