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Volume 238, 2021100RES 2020 – Applied Energy Symposium (ICAE), 100% RENEWABLE: Strategies, Technologies and Challenges for a Fossil Free Future
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Social, Economic and Policy Issues|
|Published online||16 February 2021|
Analysis of labour market needs for engineers with enhanced knowledge in sustainable renewable energy solutions in the built environment in some Asian countries
Centro di Ricerca Energia Ambiente e Territorio (CREAT), Università eCampus, Via Isimbardi 10, 20060 Novedrate (CO), Italy
2 Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
3 Chemistry Department, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
4 College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, PR China
5 Lanzhou Jiaotong University, West Anning Road 88, Lanzhou 730070, PR China
6 Faculty of Engineering, Univeristi Putra Malaysia, 43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
7 School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
8 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand
9 Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, 239 Suthep Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Despite the rapid growth in the uptake of renewable energy technologies, the educational profile and the skills gained at University level do not always comply with the practical needs of the organisations working in the field. Furthermore, even though the residential sector has very high potential in curbing its CO2 emissions worldwide thus meeting the challenging goals set out by the international agreements, such reduction has been limited so far. Within this context, the ‘Skybelt’ project, co-funded by the EU under the framework of the Erasmus + programme aims at enhancing in several Universities of Asia and Europe the engineering skills of students of all level for application of sustainable renewable energy solutions in the built environment. With the target of increasing the employability of graduates and the impact of the project, a survey on the labour market needs for specialists with enhanced knowledge and skills in the topic of the project has been conducted in the related Asian countries. Hence, relevant industries, labour market organisations and other stakeholders have been interviewed and the main results of this analysis is reported in the present paper. As first outcome of this activity, the obtained results have been considered in the selection of the modules to be improved according to a student centred study approach.
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