Project Circular Economy Competence to Universities of Applied Sciences

UAS Involved: Turku UAS (Finland)

The project (FI) addresses SDGs 4 (Quality Education) and 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production) by improving the quality and openness of multidisciplinary education at universities of applied sciences (UAS) by promoting circular economy competence and collaboration with emphasis on international activities.

The objectives are to:

  • Improve the quality of education, guidance, teaching and learning,
  • Increase the selection of studies in circular economy,
  • Enhance the circular economy competence of higher education institution staff members,
  • Develop and pilot learning environments in cooperation with companies,
  • Increase the international attraction of UAS and the export of competence by developing circular economy studies in different languages,
  • Determine and agree on common operational concepts both between different UAS and between companies and UAS,
  • Increase and establish corporate collaboration, openness and cooperation between UAS and the surrounding society,
  • Reinforcing the role of students in teaching and competence development.