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Volume 250, 20211st Conference on Traditional and Renewable Energy Sources: Perspectives and Paradigms for the 21st Century (TRESP 2021)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Sustainable Development and Energy Markets|
|Published online||09 April 2021|
Role of higher education in sustainable development of regions
Department of Psychotherapy, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Ostrovityanova str. 1, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation
2 Research Institute for Advanced Directions and Technologies, Russian State Social University, 4 Wilhelm Pieck str., bld. 1, 129226 Moscow, Russian Federation
3 Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Communication, Kuban State University, Stavropol str. 149, 350040, Krasnodar, Russian Federation
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The role of higher educational institutions (HEIs) in sustainable regional development is becoming a subject of attention of researchers and policymakers. Apart from clear inputs such as sustainable education and promotion of renewable energy sources, HEIs can act as partners and consultancies for the local authorities helping them to embark on the path of sustainable economic and social growth. Our paper looks into the role of higher education in sustainable development of regions. We identify HEIs as the hubs of knowledge and know-how spill-overs as well as active players in industry-university connection. Our results confirm the importance of higher education in promoting the decarbonization of economy, helping the transition to the renewables and the creation of wider social acceptance of sustainable development.
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