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Projects Relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals

In order to show the vast contribution towards the SDGs done at Montanuniversität Leoben, RIC Leoben has compiled a list of projects relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals. This list is updated yearly and shows which chairs contribute to which SDG


Enhancing the skills of ESEE RM students towards the AchievemenT of SDGs

The project consortium of “ENhancing the skills for the AChievemenT of SDGs”, EnAct-SDGs, will cooperate in order to develop an Action Plan that will act as a driver to modernize the RM education practices to ensure the incorporation of the Sustainable Development principles in the educational programmes of the ESEE Universities, strengthen the skills and increase the capacity of University graduates and RM professionals.
During the project a number of actions will take place and methodological tools will be adopted so as: (a) to build a dynamic self-sustained network between the Industry, Academia, Researchers and Professionals of the RM sector; (b) to initially assess the existing Educational programmes of the Beneficiary Universities; (c) to take into account the needs and views of the stakeholders from the RM network, Policy makers and NGOs; (d) to identify the areas that need improvement; (e) propose a road map for the modernization of the educational programs of the Beneficiary Universities that could be then transferred as a Best practice to other Universities of the ESEE Region; (f) to organize pilot activities for the implementation of the new proposals.

The EnAct-SDGs project will cooperate with the existing and developing ecosystems of different EIT RM Innovation (RC Leoben and RC Freiberg) and RIS (RCGREECE and RCKOSICE) HUBs represented by the Consortium. The RM industry has already expressed their interest in the project implementation through their Letter of Intent.

01/2020 – 12/2021
EIT RawMaterials – Regional Innovation Scheme

Montanuniversität Leoben (Partner), AGH University of Science and Technology, Hub Innovazione Trentino – Fondazione, MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS S.A., National Technical University of Athens, Technical University of Kosice, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Università degli Studi di Trento

RIC Leoben – Anna Meyer
Total: € 459.167
Montanuniversität Leoben: € 55.438

Green Office

Green Office is an initiative of RIC Leoben at MUL, which allows employees to assess how sustainable and „green“ their office routine is. Are you working at MUL? Join Green Office and fill in the excel sheet and return it to us to earn a certificate on your contribution to a sustainable planet!


ShiftTanks is an initiative founded by Engineers for a Sustainable Future (ESF) and RIC Leoben and provides a platform for motivated students to voluntarily use their expertise in order to work on solutions for challenges of the 21th century. These challenges appear in industry, science and society and are structured in these five areas:

  • Sustainable Technologies in Developing Countries
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Storage
  • CO2-neutral Production and Recycling Processes, Carbon Capture
  • CO2-neutral Raw Material Production
  • Levels of Sustainable Action

Students at MUL are encouraged to use their knowledge and work on solutions during workshops, meetings and field work. In a subsequent step reports, publications, implementation, construction of prototypes are envisioned. The initiators support shiftTanks by providing input, networking, space and financial contribution.

ShiftTanks is a think tank, which thinks as well as acts and thus aims to solve problems and bring about societal change.

Think together – Move others – Shift the system!