UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School

Sunday 6 July - Friday 11 July 2014

UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its 10th Annual Energy Summer School from 6th to 11th July 2014 at the University of Warwick, UK. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.

The School has been designed to give second year PhD students an opportunity to look beyond their own research and develop a broader understanding of energy and look at pathways to low-carbon and more resilient energy systems. It is professionally facilitated to provide continual support for participants, and includes 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 Summer School is conducted in English and is highly interactive, so the ability to speak and comprehend English is essential. A fee of £800 will be charged to cover five-nights’ accommodation and all meals during the School.  The School is normally over-subscribed and UKERC gives preference to second year PhD students, and those who represent a mix of disciplines and provide a balance of UK and non-UK students

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

  • Gain understanding of global commercial, political and technological challenges in the transition to a low-carbon energy system;
  • Get 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;
  • Network with key academic and energy research contacts;
  • Research, debate and agree a collective vision for a low-carbon energy system with the opportunity to apply their current research and present their work to senior academics, industry and policymakers; and
  • Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail from 25th April 2014 and at that time will be asked to formally accept their place.

Registration – Bookings for this event are now closed.

If you have further questions, email - or telephone: +44 (0)207 594 1574+44 (0)207 594 1574

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