Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more postgraduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC Agency has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012.
The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy is to train postgraduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market.
By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.
The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities:
-Ecoles des MINES de Paris, France - French-taught
-Loughborough University, UK - English-taught
-University of Zaragoza, Spain - Spanish-taught
-Oldenburg University, Germany - English-taught
-Hanze UAS, Groningen, The Netherlands - English-taught
Second semester: Specialisation
The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology at a different university. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialization there are the following options:
-National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Wind
-University of Northumbria, UK - Photovoltaics
-University of Zaragoza, Spain - Grid Integration
-University of Perpignan, France - Solar Thermal
-Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal - Ocean Energy
Third semester: The thesis
In the third semester each student will conduct a 6 month research project in a company or a research centre. This is done under supervision of a professor of the core, a professor of the specialization and a supervisor from the project provider. For your final thesis placement it is possible to apply for an Erasmus placement grant.
The participating universities are all well-established in training and research as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.