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Original scientific paper

Efficiency of European Wood Science and Technology Educational Programmes in Including Green and Digital Topics

Luka Goropečnik orcid id ; University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Petra Grošelj orcid id ; University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jože Kropivšek orcid id ; Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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The integration of sustainable and digital competences in educational programmes is vital for shaping a promising future. Through interviews and analysis, we assessed the inclusion of green and digital (industry 4.0 and ambient assisted living) topics in wood science and technology educational programmes across different European countries. Our research revealed disparities in vertical alignment within countries and deviations among similar programs across countries. With the help of fuzzy logic and by using Data Envelopment Analysis, we evaluated the technical efficiency of programs in incorporating these topics in teaching, considering multiplefactors. Results show varying performance levels, with some programs achieving optimal efficiency, while others lagging behind. To improve underperforming programs, prioritizing topic integration is crucial. National coordination and alignment across educational levels are necessary to establish a cohesive system. Equipping individuals with these competences enable them to contribute to sustainable development, leverage digital technologies, and meet societal demands.


wood science and technology; education; green; digital; DEA

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