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.

Uni Hannover - B.Sc. Civil and environmental engineering

Civil and environmental engineers are in demand wherever intelligent solutions are needed for structural designs that also incorporate aspects of environmental protection.
They plan and design, construct and program, calculate and shape our built environment.

Uni Hannover - M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering involves the development, design, construction and implementation of technical products, processes and systems that function reliably in a definite way. In addition to optimizing established technologies, it is also important to develop innovative and interdisciplinary solutions for complex problems.

University of Oldenburg - B.Eng. Engineering Physics

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences offer the international bachelor’s degree program Engineering Physics to bridge the gap between traditional physics and engineering education. The internationally oriented program provides insights into current research fields and new developments in applied physics.

Uni Hannover - M.Sc. Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers develop solutions for environment-related engineering problems. They plan environmental engineering plants and infrastructures, are responsible for the structural execution, operation and maintenance. You implement and integrate processes

Uni Hannover - M.Sc. Electrical engineering and information technology

The master’s degree program in electrical engineering and information technology prepares students for independent work in the areas of research and production. Possible focus areas: Automation/robotics, energy/mobility, communications engineering, microelectronics, or machine learning.

Uni Oldenburg - M.Sc. Engineering Physics

Future regional, national and global primary energy supply cannot do without a noticeable contribution from renewable energy. In the focus Renewable Energies, theoretical basics of the conversion possibilities of renewable energy forms and the corresponding limitations are taught and their physical and technical modes of action and possible applications are discussed.

Uni Hannover - M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Whether structural analysis, construction management or the application of numerical simulation methods – in the master’s program “Civil Engineering” you will acquire extensive knowledge in four semesters. In this degree program, the major “Wind Energy Engineering” can be chosen.

University of Oldenburg - B.Sc. Physics

The subject bachelor physics program serves to impart basic knowledge of theoretical and experimental physics in a broad subject-related scope and gives an insight into current problems and research methods of the subject.



Uni Bremen - B.Sc. Systems Engineering

In today’s world, there is an increasing demand for engineers to take an interdisciplinary view of the system as a whole. The Systems Engineering program offers qualifications in the three basic disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science and production engineering/mechanical engineering, enabling students to learn interdisciplinary ways of working in technical systems.

Uni Hannover - M.Sc. Power Engineering

In the age of resource scarcity and climate change, there is an urgent need to improve existing technologies for resource conservation in terms of their efficiency and to further develop new research and technologies for the use of regenerative energy sources, such as wind energy.

Uni Oldenburg - M.Sc. Physics

The subject master’s degree program in physics is research-oriented and serves to provide comprehensive, in-depth knowledge in the main disciplines of physics and special training, e.g., in wind energy research. Students are enabled to work independently, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary and to present the results conclusively.

Uni Bremen - M.Sc. Systems Engineering

In the master’s program Systems Engineering, knowledge is deepened in the four specialization areas Automation Technology and Robotics, Embedded Systems and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics or Production Engineering. The Master’s program is research-oriented at its core, making it ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in research and academia.

Continuing education

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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Target group

Specialists and managers who want to build their future in the wind energy industry on a solid foundation of specialist knowledge and key qualifications


The Wind Study runs for 11 months and is offered by the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) at Oldenburg University. It was developed by ForWind, WAB e.V. and the city of Oldenburg and has been offered since 2006.


  • Expertise from proven industry experts in the form of study letters, lectures and co-presentations,
  • Combination of theory and practice through close cooperation with industry experts and an excursion program,
  • Provide technical knowledge, project management skills, and presentation skills,
  • Knowledge about the assessment of wind energy projects and their potential

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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Target group

The hydrogen economy couples the most diverse sectors and thus also diverse occupational fields and industries. Our training is aimed at employees in companies and public institutions who decide on or accompany hydrogen projects. Consulting firms, banks and insurance companies are also increasingly looking for expertise in the technology of the future. A need for qualified personnel arises especially in industries that use, produce and transport hydrogen:


The program is divided into three learning sequences. There are a total of six two-day classroom events for which participants prepare online. Three excursions during the lectures also ensure practical learning. Examinations are carried out via the project work, for example as a term paper, oral examination, portfolio or presentation. The continuing education concludes with an internationally recognized CAS certificate from the Universities of Oldenburg and Hannover.


After completing the advanced training, you will have application-oriented expertise in the planning, implementation and assessment of hydrogen projects. We provide you with interdisciplinary know-how on technology, grid integration, permitting, law and financing. They can look at projects from different perspectives and communicate with all stakeholders involved.

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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Target group

Scientists and engineers who want to deepen and expand their knowledge and expertise in the field of renewable energies and especially wind energy.


The SuRE program runs for a period of 24 months (four semesters). The EUREC program runs for 16 months. One semester each is completed at the University of Oldenburg and one of the partner universities. The remaining six months are used to complete the master’s thesis in a company or research institute.


SuRE: photovoltaics, wind energy, system integration of renewable energies
EUREC: Fundamentals of Renewable Energy with the following specializations – Wind Energy (National Technical University, Athens, Greece), Marine Energy (IST Lisbon, Portugal), Photovoltaics (University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom), Solar Thermal (University of Perpignan, France), Grid Integration (University of Zaragoza, Spain), Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility (Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands).