A European Campus of Excellence (ECE) summer school on energy at the EFP Lausanne and the ETH Zurich
From 11th June to 1st July 2017 a three-week summer school about the challenges of energy transition and sustainable mobility will be held in Switzerland, to which 30 excellent bachelor and master students from all over Europe are invited. The summer school is organized in collaboration with the Swiss competence center for energy research « Efficient technologies and systems for mobility » (SCCER mobility, http://www.sccer-mobility.ch) and the energy center of EPF Lausanne (Energy Science Center CEN, http://energycentre.epfl.ch).
Participants will be exposed, through lectures, practical sessions and active participation to existing research projects as well as to the main techno- and macro-economic modeling tools available to design energy systems. They will also simulate scenarios and assess energy and climate policies. In the field of sustainable mobility the following topics will be covered: environmental impacts of personal mobility, of freight transportation as well as of different transportation technologies and settlement types, interactions between mobility and other energy sectors, current developments in e-mobility and battery development, mobility patterns and mobility behavior, and CO2 reduction in mobility.
The topics will be discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. 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 collaborate and to build a network across Europe. Awareness for the challenge of our future energy supply will be raised, a better understanding of the energy issues will be encouraged, and global solutions to meet the challenges will be discussed. In addition to the lectures and practical sessions, visits to energy facilities as well as to research institutes are planned.
The European Campus of Excellence course is open to 30 students. Selection of the participants will be based on their academic record.
Apply online: https://euca-excellence.eu
Contact: Dr. Silvie Cuperus, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 44 233 33 12