UKERC International Energy Summer School 2015

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5 - 10 July 2015 
UKERC , Wyboston Lakes, MK44 3AL, United Kingdom

Every year the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) holds an International Energy Summer School for those studying PhD's in energy-related disciplines.

This year we will be holding our eleventh annual Summer School from the 5th to the 10th of July 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, where we will be welcoming around 100 students from around the world.

The School is specifically designed to give PhD students an opportunity to look beyond their own research and develop an understanding of energy systems as a whole and pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems.

The School is professionally facilitated to provide continual support for participants, and includes a number of networking opportunities, as well as social events.

We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.

The School is conducted in English, and as it is highly interactive a good standard of comprehension and spoken English is essential.

Attendees will be asked to make a contribution of £900 which covers accommodation, social events and meals.

During the week-long School, which runs in parallel to UKERC's annual meeting of its research community, students will:

  • Understand the global commercial, political, innovation and technological challenges in the transition to a low-carbon system;
  • Be involved in high level debate on energy technologies and research priorities in a number of key research areas, from demand reduction to future sources of energy;
  • Be presented with a number of contrasting international perspectives on energy;
  • Have the opportunity to network with key academic, and energy research contacts;
  • Research, develop, negotiate and agree a collective vision for a low-carbon energy system with the opportunity to apply your current research and present the work to the UK Energy Research Centre
  • Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.


The School is normally heavily over-subscribed, and UKERC will select delegates by giving preference to those in the second year of a PhD, to provide an appropriate mix of specialist disciplines, and a balance of UK and non-UK based students.

Registration is now open at and will close on the 9th of February 2015 if you have any questions please email Dr Mike Weston, UKERC Operations Manager (