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European Youth Week

European Youth Week 2021 started yesterday. Since 2003, events have been organized to bring young people to the forefront and present the opportunities they have within the European Union. This year’s events will take place with a common theme, “Our future in our hands”.

InnoRenew CoE is committed to professional development for its young researchers, including the institute’s 17 PhD students who are enrolled in different study programs at the University of Primorska, University of Szeged and Aalto University.

“We support our employees in their early academic and research careers,” said Dr Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director.

“Since the early beginning, we encourage them and, thus, we are taking care that the field of renewable materials and healthy built environments will be further developed in the future.”

Dr Kutnar is also the coordinator of the new PhD program Renewable Materials for Healthy Built Environments, which started in the study year 2020/2021 at the University of Primorska’s Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies.

“I am very happy that we were so successful and convincing with our highly interdisciplinary program already the first year and attracted eight students from Slovenia, China and Tunisia to enroll,” added Dr Kutnar.