EUA issues Energy Action Agenda for universities
The European University Association (EUA) published a new Energy Action Agenda on 1 February 2018. The paper recognises the need for clean, sustainable and cheaper energy as one of Europe’s greatest challenges and states that universities are central in finding solutions.
The Action Agendy was prepared by the EUA European Platform of Universities in Energy (EUA-EPUE) after the three-year UNI-SET project. The Agenda promotes innovative education and research activities in the field and seeks to support the ambitions of many universities across Europe to strengthen their existing initiatives. It lists concrete examples and suggestions for education programmes in the fields of energy systems and smart grids, renewables integration, and energy efficiency. It also presents ideas for interdisciplinary education in energy, as social sciences and humanities are crucial, together with science and technology, in addressing such a complex and multi-layered challenge.
The Action Agenda also calls on policy makers, industry and society to share the responsibility and for close consideration of the link between the Energy Transition and the environment.
In addition, the EUA has published the UNI-SET Universities Survey report, which contains information about energy research and education at Europe’s universities.
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