University of Maribor (UM), Slovenia
The University of Maribor (UM) is the second largest and the second oldest university in Slovenia, where approximately 15,000 students study at 17 different faculties. International Center for Ecoremediations (ERM Center) is a research center at the University of Maribor located at the Faculty of Arts. As an applicative research center and project office, ERM Center deals with sustainable regional development, natural resources management, circular economy, pollution and degradation prevention, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education and green job creation. The main aim of the ERM Center is the implementation of sustainable practices to increase environmental and social responsibility. In doing so, the ERM Center successfully collaborates with businesses, municipalities, development agencies, educational institutions and other partners on national, European and intercontinental level. Members of ERM Center were awarded with national prizes for social responsibility, best research and science communication and are also members of expert groups at the ministry for agriculture and ministry for education.