The NorRen Summer School

Roterende bilde 1: Mehuken wind farm
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Start date: 
7th - 12th August

This year’s NorRen Summer School (Norwegian Research School in Renewable Energy) will explore the renewable energy landscape of Norway from August 7th–12th. The summer school will take place in  Sogn and Fjordane County with the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Sogndal as its primary base.

The overall objective of the NorRen Summer School is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of current energy-related challenges. This programme targets professionals and PhDs working in the field of energy and climate change, delivering academic content within an internationally-representative and experience-rich learning environment. The course will combine lectures from a range of disciplines with study visits to energy facilities and the opportunity to collaborate with fellow participants on group projects. Throughout the week, students, professionals, and high-level academics and experts in the energy field will work together to develop a better understanding of the challenges facing the industry today.


What can you expect?

  • Lectures by leading international researchers and industry experts.
  • Excursions to energy-related facilities, such as large- and small-scale hydropower plants, a wind power plant, and grid and transformer stations.
  • The opportunity to discuss energy-related topics with top scholars in the field and representatives from the industry, as well as with other summer school students from a wide range of related sectors and disciplines.
  • Abundant networking opportunities.
  • A collaborative educational environment—participants will be arranged in interdisciplinary groups to work throughout the week on a topical project that will culminate in a written assignment.
  • The programme will be conducted entirely in English.

PhD students will be awarded 5 ECTs after completing the course, upon delivery of a group essay.