Network of Bioeconomy Universities in the Bioeast macro region Bioeast Uninet
Established under the umbrella of Bioeast initiative
The 2021 BIOEAST Foresight Report highlighted the structural problems in the bioeconomy related education and skills development in the Central and Eastern European macro-region. The lack of human resources in higher education and research means that it could become one of the main bottlenecks to accomplishing the goals of the European Green Deal.
The BIOEAST Initiative fully acknowledges the importance of the coordinated approach and tackle the issue of bioeconomy education in the BIOEAST macro region, the TWG Bioeconomy Education (TWG BE EDu) was established in 2020 to meet the specific macro regional education needs of the BIOEAST macro-region. Its main goal is to maximise the efforts in increasing knowledge sharing, networking, mutual learning, development of joint activities and events.
Map of BIOEAST UNINET universities:
Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1665/1, Brno, 613 00 - Czech Republic
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., H-4032 - Hungary
Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre
Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra - Slovak republic
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Trg Svetog Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek - Croatia
Agriculture University Plovdiv.
България, Пловдив 4000, бул. Менделеев 12 - Bulgaria
Vytautas Magnus University
K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas - Lithuenia
TWG members articulated the need to tackle the bioeconomy education together, the BIOEAST HUB CZ initiated the establishment of the BIOEAST Bioeconomy University Network - BIOEAST Uni Net. Six universities from Central and Eastern Europe signed a Memorandum of Understanding on developing common research and innovation agendas and working together on common priorities to further enhance their curricula benefiting the next generations during an international conference organised under the auspices of the Minister for European Affairs doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D.
Bioeconomy Education has been a key issue on the European Strategy for Bioeconomy from the very beginning. In both Strategy documents (2012 and 2018) the issue appears as a main priority for Europe. Unlike the network of Bioeconomy University established in the Western, Southern and Northern part of Europe, there has been no such network in the BIOEAST macro region until 2022.
TWG BE Edu Brochure (.pdf)
BIOEAST UNINET CI Manual (.pdf)