sustainable-energy-2018In this summer school, we will focus on the roles and interplay of energy systems, resources and new technology in areas of key importance for sustainable energy development.

Since various economic and political considerations are likely to be central in forming our future energy system, during the course we also want to elucidate the technical possibilities against the backdrop of likely economic and political realities. 


Invited lecturers from research and industry will provide an overview of the key questions, important trends and new development in their fields of expertise. Meanwhile participants will have the opportunity to share their own research and to interact with peers in related research areas. Participants will get a range of perspectives on the conditions for sustainable energy development, and a deepened understanding of the key questions relating to energy systems and resources.

The global demand for energy is projected to increase by approximately 30% in the coming two decades. A major challenge lies in meeting this demand while curbing the effects of the energy system on the climate and the environment overall. Key technological developments include cheap sources of renewable energy, energy storage solutions, increased electrification, improved energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, as well as enhanced material recycling. Further developments in more established energy technology, such as hydropower, nuclear power and biomass, may also contribute. For maximum impact, new energy solutions should viably be integrated in the overall energy system, use sustainable energy sources and abundant, recyclable materials.

Who Can Participate? 

We welcome PhD students from the U4 Network Universities. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25 students. Applicants from U4 Network Universities are prioritized.

Student Presentations

Participating students are asked to prepare a 15 min presentation about their research activities. An additional 5 min for questions will be scheduled. Students are askes to specify the title of their presentation when they register for the course (see field 'research topic').

Programme & registration

In order to register see:

Registration opens on 31 March 2019.

More information and contact

For more information, please contact Eva Skytt, U4 SciTech Cluster coordinator

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Phone: +46 18 471 63 98
Mobile: +46 70 167 95 84

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