Energy Community of Young Researchers Groningen
The Energy Community of Young Researchers is a platform for enthusiastic researchers from various fields to share their energy-related knowledge and experiences. The Energy Community is open to PhD Candidates/young researchers of the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences and connecting universities.
Early January 2018 we saw the kick-off of the Energy Community of young researchers in Groningen. The community has so far received about 150 registrars, including researchers from a broad variety of disciplines related to the common denominator ‘Energy’.
The growing awareness that there is much energy-related knowledge available within the universities of Groningen (University of Groningen & Hanze University of Applied Science) that could be used to everyone’s benefit. Goals: to get to know who the other young energy researchers are, meet up, and organize activities for professional development and shared benefit (and of course, share some good times along the way).
Meet your fellow young reseachers
One of the aims of our newsletter is to connect the members of our vibrant community. Therefore, in each newsletter, we introduce a member of the community who answers to some general questions and tells about his/her research.
I’m fascinated by energy since it is something we all need, but obtaining and using it in an environmentally-friendly way is quite a challenge . With more renewables entering our energy-mix, we have to deal with more fluctuations and peaks on the supply-side and match it to fluctuations in demand.
We are the next generation, so we should raise our voices more. By doing this rather collective than in individual practices, we create less tension between relationships of senior staff and the young researchers, but articulate the shared opinion of a group.
STEPH JOHNSON ZAWADZKI
Ever since I was a little kid, I was fascinated by politics. The more engaged I got with environmental issues, like climate change, the more frustrated I got with the political discourse …..
MARGARITA NIEVES ZÁRATE
During my high school I discovered that energy fuels the world. My province, La Guajira, provides energy resour-ces to Colombia, in-cluding natural gas and coal…..
Studying energy security and energy transition problems seemed like a very logical choice for me because they are closely related to human and urban security, energy poverty in developing countries like Ukraine.
Committee of Representatives
This community is originally started in cooperation with PhD-candidates from all different faculties and schools of the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Science. We have a Committee of Representatives which is the organizing committee and the bridge between the community and the peers in their own discipline. We always look for extra members for our Committee, so feel free to contact us for more information!
New Energy Coalition
Hanze University of Applied Sciences & University of Groningen
Margarita Nieves Zárate
Jan Eise Fokkema
Faculty of Economics and Business