Aim and the Objectivies

Aim of the Project

The aim of this project is to improve the university-enterprise cooperation in the process of creating a sustainable industry in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. To achieve this goal the partner universities will create a special course on Sustainable industry and thus enhance the LLL process and cooperation between industry and universities in the WB countries.

The most often used definition for sustainable development is that was used by Brundtland Commission "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" Sustainable development is a pattern of resources use and is the way in which developing countries undergoing industrialization with the aim to avoid current situation with industrialized society with high level of emission

The environmental sustainability is rather a process than action. It is the process of making current processes sustainable in its interaction with the environment. The concept of sustainability requires such human activities which use only nature's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally.

The aim of zero emissions is maximum resource productivity and virtually no waste To reach this goal the technologies and processes must be improved. This can be approached in a number of ways: by technological innovation, pollution prevention, cleaner production, by-product synergy, etc. All of these are ways of eliminating or minimazing all kind of emission, both material and energy, while preventing harm to environmental and human health. It is proven, and there are numerous examplet, that it can be profitable goal. Sometima it is called as Green bussines.

Creating a zero emission industry is a great chalenge for EU. It enables sustainable development, safe today and safe future. In the same time it reduce signifficiently our energy and material resources. In thus way makes us less input dependent. In the EU there are many examples of good practice in these fields. The coordinator, UNS had the opportunity to see many attractive solution. Some of them where in Belgium and Sweeden, during realization of previous Tempus project JEP_19020. But the most impressing was that was seen in German during visit to Environmental zero emission campus. The similar solution exists in Rhineland-Palatinum. Introducing the concept of zero energy and material flow, there were examples of totaly energy independent community.

For WB countries it is of great interest to be as possible closer to this trend. It is obvious that in the future this kind of activities will be very intensive. EU and WB will need many experts in this fields. The staff from the industry, primarly engineers and mangement stuff, but also the others must have new knowledge in order to handle this problem.


Objectivies of the Project

1. To bring new curricula on sustainable industry for the staff from industries involved in the project
2. To adopt expirience from EU partners on sustainable industry in the newly developed curricula
3. To bring the knowledge of staff from industry closer to standards in EU partner countries
4. To bring the strategy for education for the staff from industry on sustainble industry issue