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A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development. / Takala, Annina; Korhonen-Yrjänheikki, Kati.

In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2019, p. 170-186.

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Takala, A & Korhonen-Yrjänheikki, K 2019, 'A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 170-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2018-0132

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Takala, A., & Korhonen-Yrjänheikki, K. (2019). A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 20(1), 170-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2018-0132

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Takala A, Korhonen-Yrjänheikki K. A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION. 2019;20(1):170-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2018-0132

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Takala, Annina ; Korhonen-Yrjänheikki, Kati. / A decade of Finnish engineering education for sustainable development. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 170-186.

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