A European Campus of Excellence (ECE) course on energy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the University of St. Gallen.
From 14th August to 3rd September 2016 a three-week summer school on the challenges of the energy transition will be held in Switzerland to which 30 excellent bachelor and master students from all over Europe are invited. The summer school will focus on the management of the energy transition, energy economics, energy policies and social challenges of the energy transition.
The energy sector is a major contributor to some of the most pressing societal challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion and local air pollution. We are presently facing huge and unprecedented challenges in replacing the current fossil fuel based energy systems with a sustainable, more secure and equitable supply. To mitigate these problems, new energy technologies need to be developed and diffused. Firms and institutions, such as public policy, as well as the energy consumer play a particularly important role in achieving these goals. The global challenge has to be addressed by an interdisciplinary approach and global as well as local strategies. Comprehension of the interconnectivity between different fields such as energy production, energy consumption, society, policy and economy is crucial for a successful transformation of the energy systems. The summer school will enable students to share knowledge and learn from each other as well as from experts in the field. It provides a unique setting for students to work together and to build a network across Europe. Awareness for the challenge of our future energy supply will be raised, a better under-standing of the energy issues will be encouraged and global solutions to meet the challenges will be discussed. The small number of attendees offers ideal learning conditions. The ECE seminar will be taught by distinguished scientists in the field.
Applications are accepted from students performing studies at European universities (Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey included) or students studying outside Europe and holding European citizenship. The European Campus of Excellence course is open to 30 students. Participants will be selected based on academic merit.
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Apply online: http://euca-excellence.eu/applications/ (in order to see the course you have to register on the plattform).
Contact: Dr. Silvie Cuperus, Program Manager, email@example.com, +41 44 233 33 12