UNIVERSITY OF GIBRALTAR RECEIVES INTERREG SUDOE GRANT

The University of Gibraltar has received funding from the European Commission to undertake research into the transition to a low carbon economy. This follows the success of the European funded Erasmus Plus Higher Education Project which drew together over 100 participants from 38 countries at the University last month. The project, ClimACT, will research and deliver efficient energy management measures in combination with an education and training component. The University is partnering with 8 institutions from Portugal, France and Spain who have been awarded €993,096.31. A total of €86,868.75 was granted to the University of Gibraltar by the Programming Committee on the 30 June 2016. The project activities will kick-off in September following a partners’ meeting in Lisbon and will run for three years. The University will be developing technology and life-cycle analysis tools with the consortium partners and trialing these in local schools as well as in the University, with the support of the HMGoG Dept. of Environment and Climate Change and the HMGoG Dept. of Education in Gibraltar.