BETA Technological Center, member of the GreenBuilding consortium, is part of a new UNESCO-UNITWIN network about Clean Energy Research
The BETA Technological Center (TC) of the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia will be member of a new UNITWIN network*, called “Innovative, Sustainable and Clean Energy Research and Education”. The aim of this network is to focus on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: to ensure society’s affordable and sustainable access to energy. This network hopes to contribute to the achievement of this goal through the promotion of education in areas such as access to energy, renewable energies and energy efficiency.
For the BETA TC, the objectives of the new UNITWIN network and the final objectives of the GreenBuilding project are clearly pointing to the same objective. In addition, some members of the new network are in the ENICBCMED area of influence, which is a good opportunity to create new links and capitalization opportunities for the project itself.
UNITWIN is part of the same program that promotes the creation of UNESCO chairs in universities around the world. This program brings together more than 850 institutions in 120 countries, fosters cooperation and interuniversity links worldwide to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration. It focuses on aspects related to education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication. Today there are more than 700 operational UNESCO chairs, and 45 UNITWIN networks.
The new UNITWIN network is led by the University of Genoa and has 12 more partners that make up a first global consortium, with universities in Germany, Spain, United States, Canada, Ghana, Tunisia, Brazil, Jordan or Kenya. In the long run, however, the University of Genoa is expected to incorporate more new members.