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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Links of interest


  • Sustainability at The DOW Chemical Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company is the sponsor of the DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development. Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products.
  • APQUA Module of Equity and Sustainability
  • APQUA Project (Learning about Chemicals, their Uses and Applications) is the result of the collaboration between the URV Department of Chemical Engineering and the SEPUP Programme (Science Education for Public Understanding Programme) by Lawrence Hall of Science of the University of California in Berkley, USA. APQUA is an educational project intended for the whole population, which is about chemicals and chemical processes, and how risky they are for people and for the environment.

The link connects to the APQUA Module of Equity and Sustainability, which was sponsored by the DOW/URV Chair. Equity and Sustainability is set of interdisciplinary activities designed for students in the second cycle of secondary education. Its principal aims are to make students aware about the inequalities in the living standards of people from different countries and to show them that the rate of consumption in developed countries does not favour sustainable development.