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Circular Economy Course to be introduced at ISET on undergraduate level

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, June 7
On June 5, on the World Environment Day, International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) and environmental CENN Caucasus Environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) signed a memorandum of cooperation.

The Memorandum of Cooperation aims to deepen cooperation between educational and non-governmental sectors and introduce Circular Economy at ISET at the undergraduate level.

A circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. In a circular economy, economic activity builds and rebuilds overall system health. Transitioning to a circular economy does not only amount to adjustments aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the linear economy.

The course of Circular Economy has already been taught in leading universities in the world. ISET is the first institution in Georgia that introduces the course of Circular Economy.

The course was developed by USAID / WMTR II, which is implemented by CENN, in cooperation with the professor of the Dresden University of Technology.

The implementation of the project is connected to Phase II of Waste Management Technologies in Regions Program (WMTR II).

CENN is an NGO working to protect our environment by fostering sustainable development throughout the South Caucasus.

ISET is an institution training leaders for academia, the public and private sectors in the entire South Caucasus region. ISET aims to bring to the region an international university culture that combines education with research and social engagement.

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.