Copenhagen Business School



Master's/Bachelor's Thesis Collaboration: Co-creating circular and regenerative resource flows in cities at Copenhagen Business School

About the European Horizon 2020 Project “REFLOW”

REFLOW (constRuctive mEtabolic processes For material flOWs in urban and peri-urban environments across Europe) is a European Horizon 2020 project focused around circular economy.

REFLOW’s mission is to support the development of cities that are regenerative and adopt circular economy practices, through the delocalisation of production and the reconfiguration of material flows. REFLOW will explore circular economy innovation using a digital and physical network of makerspaces and other grass-root organisations in six pilot cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cluj-Napoca, Milan, Paris, and Vejle. The project will provide guidance for public and private sector organisations on how to create favourable conditions for the adoption of circular economy practices. The REFLOW project compromises a consortium of 28 European partners and is coordinated by the Copenhagen Business School.

For additional information about the project, please visit the project website:

Thesis Collaboration

We are looking for ambitious and motivated Bachelor’s and Master’s students interested in writing their thesis on the circular economy. You will be working in an exciting, flexible and academically developing environment alongside an interdisciplinary team of researchers, PhDs, and administrative staff. We are based at the Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School, centrally located in Frederiksberg (please visit the department website for more information,

Writing your thesis with us will be a valuable and unique chance to work within the fields of sustainability and economics, as we work to find solutions towards a shift to circular economic practices.

A thesis collaboration will allow you to focus on concrete real-world problems within the project, allowing you to exercise and develop your academic competencies to solve these challenges and tasks. The focus of your thesis will reflect your research interests as we work to collaboratively develop your idea within the project.

Who are you?

You are pursuing your Bachelor’s or Master’s in social sciences, economics and/or business, or similar fields and have existing knowledge or interest in Circular Economy (CE) and CE practices. Your research area includes management accounting, innovation management, technology management, sustainability accounting, or other similar interests.

As a person, you like challenges, you are a motivated learner and comfortable working in a collaborative and international environment.

We expect you to be fluent in English.

If you are interested in a thesis collaboration opportunity, please send your CV, grade transcript and a cover letter. In your cover letter, include your research area and how this fits the project and team, why you would be a good candidate, and what you hope to achieve from a thesis collaboration.

If you would like more information please contact the Project Coordinator, Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi.

Cristiana Parisi, Associate Professor and Project Coordinator or +45 3815 3505

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