NorRen Summer School 2019: Sustainable Transport

Quality Hotel Leangkollen, Asker Norway
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June 17th- 21st 2019


In collaboration with the NorRen Summer School, the two Norwegian centres for environment-friendly energy research (FME centres), Bio4Fuels and MoZEES, will organize an interdisciplinary PhD summer school on the energy transition in the transport sector. This one-week programme targets PhDs doing research that is related to sustainable transport solutions, from both natural sciences and social sciences. The overall objective is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of current and future challenges. Throughout the week, students, professionals, academics and experts within relevant fields will work together to develop a better understanding of the major issues facing the transport sector. Key topics include biofuels, hydrogen and batteries - for road, rail and sea. There will be a focus on complete value chains, covering not just technologies, but also looking into socio-economic factors, policies and regulations as well as completely new business models.

The summer school will be held at Quality Hotel Leangkollen in Asker, Norway

What can you expect?

  • Lectures by leading international researchers and industry experts
  • 1 or 2 excursions to relevant sites
  • The opportunity to discuss with top scholars and experts, as well as with other summer school students from a wide range of disciplines
  • A collaborative educational environment— participants will work in interdisciplinary groups throughout the week on a topical project 
  • Networking opportunities and social events

The course qualifies for 5 ECTS credits provided that the PhD-student do a pre-work assignment, contribute actively in group work and write a final report.


  • Participation fee: Approx. NOK 5000,- covers full board. Participation fee must be paid within May 30th. Payment form will be announced later.  In addition, the participants must cover travel to/from Asker railway station.