Industrial Ecology Education at Wuhan University

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Kristan Cockerill Ph.D., Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: China requires industrial ecology (IE) skills and knowledge to deal with the contradiction between rapid economic growth and subsequent environmental pollution and resource depletion. Industrial ecology education was introduced in China in 1997 and now a few Chinese universities offer IE courses. Wuhan University is one of them and since 1999 has committed itself to promoting IE education. The university offers different curricula for different majors at all levels: undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral. Between 1999 and 2004 more than 5,000 students received IE education at Wuhan University. Although inadequate human resources and a lack of relevant textbooks present challenges to further developing IE education in China, as more universities pay attention to IE, more courses will be developed. It is believed that IE education in China will blossom in the near future.

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Deng, N., W. Ning, P. Chen, F. Wu, K Cockerill. (2007). Industrial Ecology Education at Wuhan University. Journal of Industrial Ecology 11(3): 147-153. (Summer 2007) Published by MIT Press (ISSN: 1530-9290).
Language: English
Date: 2007

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