Range of studies and continuing education
All three universities involved in ForWind offer undergraduate courses of study that can be deepened in the direction of wind energy during the course of study.
ForWind is a co-initiator of the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM), a transnational double degree Master’s course funded by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master’s course from 2012 to 2018. EWEM is supported by a consortium that is a world leader in research and teaching in the field of wind energy and offshore wind energy: in addition to the University of Oldenburg, these are the Technical University of Denmark (RISOE-DTU), the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Associated partners from research institutes, industry and NGOs form a strong network of supporters.
In addition to good concepts, the energy turnaround also needs experts and specialists to implement projects and help make the sectors of industry, transport, construction and housing and energy use climate-neutral. Careers and qualifications in the field of climate protection are more in demand than ever. We collaborate on a number of in-service training and qualification programs, thus ensuring the education and training of professionals for the wind energy industry.
Advanced training in wind energy technology and management
With the part-time continuing education program Wind Energy Technology and Management (Wind Studies), you build your skills and qualifications on a solid foundation. Through close cooperation with leading companies in the industry, you will be prepared for the current challenges in wind energy.
In just 11 months, you will learn how to efficiently and successfully manage a wind energy project from planning to operation. The continuing education integrates aspects of natural sciences, technology, information technology and business administration, law, planning and project management. ForWind scientists and experts from the industry accompany the study program in terms of content.
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Hydrogen for professionals and managers
Green hydrogen is indispensable for the energy transition – many industries can be decarbonized with it alone. That is why climate-neutral hydrogen technology is being massively promoted. Several billion euros will be available in the coming years for the market ramp-up. Leading companies from sectors such as energy, industrial production, transport and services are currently involved with pilot projects. Public institutions are also preparing for the future field.
How to assess, initiate and manage hydrogen projects is taught in our in-service training course, which was developed jointly with Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES.
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SuRE / Postgraduate Programs Renewable Energy
The European Master in Renewable Energy is designed for engineers who want to specialize in one of the renewable energy technologies such as wind energy, photovoltaic, ocean energy, solar thermal or grid integration. Students begin their studies at the University of Oldenburg and transfer to the respective specialization university in the second semester.
SuRE (formerly known as PPRE) is a regular two-year MSc program that provides a broad foundation in renewable energy. It is aimed at scientists and engineers who wish to pursue a career in this field. During their studies, students pursue either a more application-oriented or a more science-oriented career path. The program’s RE research groups and global collaborative network offer a wide range of opportunities.
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