VolSU ecologists took part in the 5th National Roundtable "Green Universities of Russia"

1nScientists and specialists of universities, students and postgraduates who are interested in developing environmental policy, greening universities and developing environmental culture discussed the issues of sustainable development of universities, environmental education and the role of universities in the formation of sustainability culture at the 5th National Round Table UI GreenMetric "Green Universities of Russia", which was held at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Networking (UI GWURN) partnership now brings together more than 900 universities from around the world.

1n (1)The program of the round table included speeches of representatives of the organizing committee as well as universities from Russia, Belarus and Uzbekistan. Volgograd State University was represented by the Associate Professor of Ecology and Nature Management Department, mentor of the student society "Ecoinitiative" Dr. Anna Matveeva together with her students Ms.Elizaveta Slaykovskaya, Ms.Anastasia Murtazina and Ms.Lyubov Meshcheryakova. The topic of the presentation was youth environmental initiatives in the system of higher education, considered on the example of Volgograd State University, the direction "Formation of environmental culture of students and support of student initiatives in the field of sustainable development". The participation was made possible with the support of the International Office of Volgograd State University.

During the event, representatives of VolSU exchanged useful experiences with colleagues from other universities in addressing the problems of sustainable development and achieving sustainable development goals: the organization of university infrastructure, energy and resource management, water conservation, waste management, transport.

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