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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Outstanding Events

Elaboration of the "Report on Teaching and Reseach in Environment and Sustainability at the URV"

On the occasion of the preparatory work for the "Plan for the Environment of the URV" draft, the idea of compiling a report on all the teaching and research that is produced in the university about environment and sustainability came up.

The report, commissioned by the rector, and delivered last September, is a thorough job of gathering information that different agencies and institutions of the URV (schools, departments, research centers and institutes, etc.).. made accessible to the university community - through many and various channels, but with an increasing role of the Internet - about their daily work in research and teaching. Methodologically, there has been a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the teaching guides for each of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching courses for the 2011-2012 academic year, while in relation to the investigation, the primary resource has been the information published by each research institutions in their respective websites.

The results obtained indicate the presence of a high number of items related to environment and sustainability in the various courses offered at the URV, with a large number of subjects and topics in which many elements are, directly or indirectly, related to this field, showing therefore the important transversatilty of the issue. In terms of research, the presence of the issues discussed is not less important, especially from the practical aspect, with specific lines of research in the seek for practical solutions to issues related to alternative energy sources, green chemistry or the climate change.