Renewable Energy Platform at Dąbrowa
The University of Opole continues to promote the idea of sustainable development by planning to establish a research and development centre for renewable energy at Dąbrowa Palace and Park complex.
The new centre was one of the issues discussed during the recent visit of the delegation of Rhineland-Palatinate Landag headed by President Joachim Mertes. The University was represented by Professor Wiesława Piątkowska-Stepaniak and the authorities of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
Renewable energy is a continental priority, on which Europe’s future, its energy safety, political stability, economic growth and ecological security depend.
The Renewable Energy Platform at Dąbrowa will be a development of a comprehensive programme of applying renewable energy technologies, which encompasses the Integrated Energy Management System, Competence Centre for Agriculture at Prószków and uses the experience of external institutions cooperating with the University of Opole, like the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and the Agricultural Advisory Centre at Łosiów.
There are also plans to establish a Centre of Advanced Political Studies, Dialogue and International Relations serving as a regional think tank which could be of importance not only for neighbouring regions but also Germany, Czech Republic and Ukraine. The Centre would encourage knowledge exchange, international dialogue and regional and European integration. It would be a meeting place for distinguished scientists and politicians. It could also stimulate innovative social solutions and contribute towards sustainable development.
The guests also watched a video clip presenting the potential of Dąbrowa Palace and Park. HERE
Another issue discussed during the meeting was the development of the Europa Master study programme, which is a joint project of the University of Opole, The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the University of Burgundy in Dijon.