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Volume 373, 202210th edition of the International Multidisciplinary Symposium “UNIVERSITARIA SIMPRO 2022”: Quality and Innovation in Education, Research and Industry – the Success Triangle for a Sustainable Economic, Social and Environmental Development
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|Published online||20 December 2022|
Role of EU and non-EU universities in achieving environmental sustainability
1 University of Insubria, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, via G.B. Vico 46, 21100 Varese, Italy
2 Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering, Department of Power Production and Usage, Splaiul Independenței 313, București 060042, Romania
3 Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Department, Sibiu, Romania
4 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Thessaloniki GR, 54124, Greece
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
At present, the principles of sustainable development are being implemented in almost all economy sectors whereas one of the key drivers of the transition to a new concept is higher education system also. The inclusion of special academic disciplines on sustainable development, the implementation of environmental protection measures, financial support for research in the field of environmental sciences, campuses landscape – all these stimulates the process of transition to a concept of sustainable development. In addition, higher education makes it possible to form an ecological worldview among the younger generation that is an effective tool in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). University graduates who understand the need to achieve the SDGs and provide environmental protection, lead an eco-friendlier lifestyle and pass on the knowledge they have gained to their children or other family members. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between the involved activity of universities in the field of sustainable development and the implementation of large-scale government programs to achieve environmental sustainability. The study will examine the experience of Eu and non-EU universities and state environmental protection programs. The results obtained allow us to conclude about the correlation between educational activities in the higher education system and achievements at the state level of environmental sustainability.
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