Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions arising from our daily energy use. 'Think globally, act locally' is necessary to trigger urgent and drastic changes. Energy use and solutions are local, but markets and technologies are global. Finding feasible pathways to transform energy systems poses huge challenges for all of us. On the one hand, drastic change requires fresh ideas, new ways of approaching problems and the discovery of unexplored paths. On the other hand, the solid laws of physics and the eternal endeavours of human beings constrain freedom of action.
The postgraduate of Energy and Climate is innovative and unique in its approach:
The lectures focus on energy for the future: energy efficiency and renewable energy are studied from the energy end-use and services perspective.
The future is uncertain: climate change impacts will strongly depend on human action to mitigate climate change, including at technological and socio-economic levels.
Our future is common: the course attracts a broad audience, from non-technical scholars to certified engineers, who are all eager to explore new perspectives and approaches for addressing energy and climate issues.
The programme is designed for an international and multidisciplinary audience. It suits individuals, professionals and students in developing their knowledge, skills and professional career.
We welcome candidates from universities, research institutions, public institutions and private companies.
The diversity of the audience has proven to be a significant factor in learning, widening scope and enhancing capabilities.
The student acquires knowledge and skills in climate change and the role of energy use and energy management in that perspective;
The student gets thorough insight in the issue of energy use, and the demand and supply aspects of energy;
The student acquires a broad knowledge of international policy and policy instruments to achieve efficient and effective energy management in order to solve the climate issue;
The student has a scientifically based knowledge of processes, techniques and systems in the field of energy supply and management;
The student is able to handle energy and energy flows in a rational and critical way;
The student has insight into the financial aspects of energy management;
The student gets acquainted with the possibilities and limitations of new energy management technologies;
The student is familiar with the economics and policies of energy savings, energy efficiency and measures such as auditing, energy accounting and supporting tools;
The student is able to critically reflect on new findings and technologies provided by science, policy and other stakeholders in society;
The student is competent to scientifically report and communicate his knowledge and findings to the stakeholders involved in the energy and climate debate.
Why choose UAntwerp?
"Following this programme would certainly influence my career path with my former employer PwC. As it turned out I was elected Member of the European Parliament during the postgraduate programme. Since my portfolio contains energy, climate, mobility and innovation, I make daily use of the knowledge and concrete examples that were brought forward during the postgraduate programme.
The theory, concrete examples and the discussion among students from different kind of cultural and professional backgrounds were the most valuable things I take with me.
I believe continuous education is essential in a continuous changing world. Energy & Climate will be on top of the business and political agenda for decades to come, so it’s a very wise choice to get to learn more about these topics and take this knowledge with you on the next steps in your journey."
Tom Berendsen | Belgium
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