Sustainability is one of the key issues in today’s society. The impact of engineering on our environment and society is enormous. Engineers and scientists face new challenges to provide scientific understanding and technological innovations that can balance the economic, environmental and social concerns and are based on interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences. For this purpose engineering and science education plays an important role in providing engineers and scientists with relevant knowledge, competence and skills to meet the challenge of global collaboration, innovation and sustainability.
There is a need to reform existing educational practices in engineering and science, to support the development lifelong learning, systems thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration with companies and active participation in regional development, without overloading the curriculum. This part of the research program is developed in collaboration with researchers from several disciplinary areas related to sustainability.
- Engineering education for sustainable development (EESD)
- Joint annual conference European Roundtable in Sustainable and Cleaner Production-Environmental Management and Sustainable Universities (ERSCP-EMSU)
- Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE)
- COPERNICUS Alliance - European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development