UNI-SET: New paradigms discussed in London, Registration open for next event
06 April 2017
The 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event, "Universities in the Energy Transition: Focus on Sustainable Transport and Carbon Capture, Storage & Use," took place at Imperial College London in the UK on 27 and 28 March 2017. The event was organised by EUA and KU Leuven, which represents universities in EIT InnoEnergy.
Around 100 people from 19 countries participated and welcomed the initiative of the European Platform of Universities in Energy Research and Education (EUA-EPUE), in collaboration with universities in InnoEnergy, to set up thematic working groups for the identification of new paradigms for effective multidisciplinary teams in energy higher education and research.
The working groups will advise on core principles and good practices for the enhancement of master’s and doctoral programmes and/or the definition of new interdisciplinary programmes in selected priorities of the European Commission’s European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The working groups’ recommendations will take forward the “Roadmap for European Universities in Energy” and will be presented at the UNI-SET High-Level Conference in Brussels in October 2017.
EUA has also opened registration for the 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event. Hosted by KU Leuven in Belgium, the event “Universities in the Energy Transition: Science & Skills for Renewables Integration” will take place from 31 May to 2 June 2017. The call for contributions for this event is open through today. Registration is free and will close on 15 May.
The Leuven event aims to present university views and activities focusing on system integration of renewable energy with a holistic approach addressing, for instance, economic, regulatory, social and environmental aspects of the energy transition. A roundtable will focus on aspects concerning the interaction between consumers and (open) science for renewables integration.
To learn more about UNI-SET and the Energy Clustering Events, please see the project website.