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The Role of Universities in Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Strategies

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Energies 2021, 14(17), 5365; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175365
Received: 13 August 2021 / Revised: 23 August 2021 / Accepted: 26 August 2021 / Published: 28 August 2021
In this article, the conditions and determinants of the introduction and development of the circular economy (CE) in Poland were presented against the background of the widely discussed essence of circular economy, with particular emphasis on the Polish mining sector. In addition, the European Green Deal—an action plan for a sustainable economy for the entire European Union, was discussed. Particular attention was paid to the role of human resources in the area of supporting research and stimulating innovation, and in the area of activating education and training. These issues are further discussed in the next chapter by presenting the forms, ways and scope of education for sustainable development in the international context. Another chapter describes the EIT Raw Materials KAVA 5 RIS competition in Poland (in Kraków) at AGH-UST from 2019 to 2022, an international project in a consortium of four universities whose main objective is to strengthen entrepreneurship in the V4 countries in line with the recommendations of the “Green action plan for SMEs” in a way to meet the requirements of circular economy. The initiatives and trainings carried out within the framework of this project were discussed, and the results of the student survey on the level of knowledge achieved regarding entrepreneurship in the area of the raw materials industry were analysed. The validity and necessity of continuous education in eco-responsible citizenship has thus been confirmed. View Full-Text
Keywords: circular economy; sustainable development; education for sustainable development; Green Deal circular economy; sustainable development; education for sustainable development; Green Deal
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Sukiennik, M.; Zybała, K.; Fuksa, D.; Kęsek, M. The Role of Universities in Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Strategies. Energies 2021, 14, 5365. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175365

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Sukiennik M, Zybała K, Fuksa D, Kęsek M. The Role of Universities in Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Strategies. Energies. 2021; 14(17):5365. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175365

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Sukiennik, Marta, Karolina Zybała, Dariusz Fuksa, and Marek Kęsek. 2021. "The Role of Universities in Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Strategies" Energies 14, no. 17: 5365. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175365

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