Bochum, Germany

Smart & Sustainable Energy Systems

when 28 July 2024 - 10 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1480

Are you passionate about sustainability and the cutting-edge technologies that facilitate groundbraking changes in energy production and management? Are you looking for an academic program that combines top-level teaching, practical excercises and the experience of immersing yourself in university life in Germany?

Welcome to Ruhr University Bochum Summer Schools!

Carried out at one of the largest public research universities in Germany, this Summer School will enable you to explore the development and academic discussion of energy systems, energy transition and sustainability in Germany. Through a combination of inspiring lectures and discussions as well as first-hand reports from specialists in the field, explore current possibilites and future trends of energy transition topics. Gain valuable insights into contemporary concepts and industry projects while immersing yourself in cultural life in Germany's largest urban area.

Course leader

Learn from experts in the field including professors from the Ruhr- University Bochum, EUREF and specialists in the Ruhr area.

Target group

At least 18 years of age
Proficient in the English Language
Currently in your Bachelor´s, Masters´s, in between or recently graduated

Course aim

With the rise of global challenges like climate change, dwindling resources, and a surging need for energy, the call to shift towards smarter and more sustainable energy systems has never been more crucial. Traditional energy sources, known for their environmental impact and limited availability, are slowly giving way to innovative solutions that prioritize efficiency, smart technology, and environmental responsibility. At the heart of the already ongoing energy transition is the rapid development of new technologies, systems and concepts, as it is performed by scientists and industry experts in the Ruhr area - a region that has successfully mastered the structural change from a former coal mining area to one of the densest education and research landscapes in Germany.

This course will enable you to gain insight into a variety of topics related to energy management as well as smart energy systems and the advanced technologies needed to implement them.

Key Topics

- Effective energy systems used within the Ruhr area
- Energy industry and power distribution
- Power plant engineering
- Sustainable energy economy
- Excursion to a Hydro Economy facility
- Energy conversion- renewable energies
- Grid of the future

Credits info

3 EC
** Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 1480: -All theoretical insights, interactive sessions and excursions on week days
-Germany Transportation ticket (Deutschland Ticket)
-Two Social evenings
-Certificate of Completion from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

- Hostel/ Hotel Room ( 2, 3, or 4- bed rooms) for a total 13 nights. (July 13- 28, 2024)
- Two meals a day from Monday thru Friday (Breakfast + Lunch)

Simply take care of your flight, insurance, and visa arrangements, and leave the rest to us for a hassle-free and immersive learning journey.

An early bird discount of 100€ applies for those you register by May 1, 2024.


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