The Energy Academy Programme
The energy transition needs professionals and researchers who are specialists in their field, but who are at the same time able to look beyond their own discipline.
New Energy Coalition offers a programme for students of Hanze UAS and University of Groningen to introduce them to the multifaceted world of the energy transition. The programme provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge on a wide range of issues. And they support the students on their way to become a future well-rounded energy professional. And it’s free!
The programme offers some 20 Energy Learning Activities during the academic year: lectures, debates, masterclasses and excursions on a wide range of topics related to the energy transition. We invite top speakers from different fields and disciplines, inspirational debaters and highly skilled professionals to provide the latest knowledge and information on energy related issues.
Students from the University of Groningen and Hanze UAS can attend the events in addition to their regular study and courses. And there is more: it can lead to obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.
Sofar we have welcomed world-renowned speakers such as, amongst many others, entrepreneurial expert Saras Sarasvathy, European Commission’s Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Marjan Minnesma of Urgenda.
> Energy Lecture
A monthly 2-hour event with national and international speakers
> Energy Masterclass
Half-day introductions to high profile topics with high profile specialists, four times a year
> Energy Debate
Discussions between guest speakers and students on urgent issues in the energy transition.
> Energy Excursion
Field trips to energy initiatives on site, close by (Eemshaven) and further away (Paris)
8 | Energy Symposium: An Electrochemical future? > more info
8 | Energy Lecture: Energy Ambitions of the Chemical Industry by Wim Raaijen > more info
9 | EnTranCe Barn Talk: Maurits Groen – Energietransitie, alle zeilen bijzetten > more info
23 | Energy Lecture: Wind Energy, a regional approach by Zuidema (UoG) and Spijkerboer (EAZ) > more info
24 | Energy Debate: The Role of Nuclear Energy > more info
31 | Energy Lecture: The Power of Water – Blue Energy > more info
1 | Energy Masterclass: Wind-meets-Gas, the North Sea and its opportunities > more info
5 | Energy Masterclass: Sharing Energy in a Local Smart Grid > more info
6 | Energy Lecture: Photovoltaic – Energy of the future > more info will follow soon
14 | PhD Energy Community Groningen Meet-up > more info will follow soon
What are Energy Learning Activities?
The energy transition needs professionals and researchers who are specialists in their field, but who are also able to look beyond their own discipline. People who are trained in a multidisciplinary way, who know how to cooperate with other professionals, and who have a broad set of skills and competences. Therefore we organize Learning Activities: public events, open to anyone with an interest in the energy transition. With some special attention for students of Hanze UAS and University of Groningen to introduce them to the multifaceted world of the energy transition.
Learning Activities offer the opportunity to get acquainted with different points of view, different interests, and different fields. We believe this will add an extra dimension to the main subject education and it will increase the future employability of the students.
Plus joining these activities helps students to build a network. They will not only meet other energy students but also professionals, researchers and other experts. In short: Energy Learning Activities provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge on a wide range of issues. And they support the students on their way to become a future well-rounded energy professional!
Energy Learning Activities are organized by New Energy Coalition, occasionally in collaboration with other parties like Studium Generale, Hanze UAS and University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities Programme is a specifically designed extra curricular programme for bachelor and master students, who are enrolled at the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Of course, we also invite everyone else interested in the energy transition to participate in our Energy Learning Activities. In general the events are free of admission and everyone is invited, but you are kindly requested to register in advance.
Follow 10 Energy Learning Activities
Students who participate in 10 Energy Learning Activities can receive a proof of participation in the Energy Academy Learning Activities programme. If you have an interest in a future energy career, and want to add value to your degree: please register for the Energy Academy Certificate.
Make sure to complete 30 ECTS of interdisciplinary energy education in your own educational programme and participate in 10 Learning Activities during the course of your study. Students can start at any time with collecting the 10 Learning Activities-credits, both at Bachelor and Master level, as long as you end up with completing 10 EAE Learning Activities upon graduation.