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LOW-CARBON EXPERT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME-ECONOMICAL AND SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY UTILIZATION

Hungary

Project Facts

Project objective: Increased awareness of and education in renewable energy solutions
Project promoter: Szent István University Climate Council
Type of institution: University, college or other teaching institution, research institute or think-tank
Project number: HU03-0005
Target group(s): Teachers, trainers, managers, leaders and other staff within higher education institutions, Doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 128,366
Final project costs: € 126,068
From EEA Grants: € 107,158
The project is carried out in: Pest

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This is a project under the programme: Renewable Energy
Programme area: Renewable energy
Priority sector: Climate Change

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Summary of project results

 

The main goal of the project was to obtain insight into the Icelandic best practices regarding renewable energy production and usage. Furthermore, it aimed at disseminating this knowledge among researchers, students and scientific partners of the Szent István University. The core activity of the project was supplemented by additional activities, including study trips to Iceland for researchers of Szent István University; training programmes for students, representatives of NGO’s and business stakeholders; organization of a scientific conference to disseminate relevant research results. The study trips organized by Reykjavík University gave opportunity for the researchers of Szent István University (1 professor, 3 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 4 PhD students) to obtain insight into the corporate practice and scientific knowledge of renewable energy utilization based on circular economy principles. The project also included 5 thematic training programmes (3 in Hungarian, 2 in English). These occasions provided essential information to Hungarian and international university students as well as for business stakeholders and NGO’s regarding the role of renewable energy systems in the Circular Economy. The most important event of the project was the ‘Circular Economy: Focus on renewable energies’ conference. Well-known professors of the scientific community have had the opportunity to elaborate on their most relevant research results. Furthermore, representatives of business stakeholders and NGO’s also introduced their latest practical experiences.

Bilateral results

 

The involved donor project partner, Reykjavík University’s (RU) professors were participated in the implementation of the project. Thanks to this cooperation two training programmes and field trips were implemented in Iceland, for the invitation of the Szent István University expert staff of RU participated on one occasion of the innovation training, and three presentations were held based on research results and educational thematic of RU. The two universities had meetings on opportunities of further cooperation, where the participants prepared education plans and optional educational programmes. Improved knowledge and understanding were the main achievements on bilateral level. Bilateral fund did not involve and contribute to strengthening bilateral relations at this project.

 


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