ATHENS is an association of European universities that offer exciting and intensive one-week courses twice a year. Parallel to the courses students get to experience the culture of the host country. Participation is free. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the student.
The courses are about 30 hours and have a final exam. Students receive two ECTS credits for the course. The host institution also organizes a 10 to 15 hour course to get to know the local culture and host institution.
Course: Sustainable Hydropower Development
Dates: 15-21 March
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Students should be enrolled in a master program in renewable energy, electrical engineering, civil Engineering or equivalent
Course description: More course information about the programme can be found at the Athens Programme
Application: Sign up and apply through the Athens website
Welcome programme Sunday 15 March
10:30 – 12:30 Guided city walk (a guide will pick you up at Rosenborg vandrehjem)
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch and registration
13:00 – 13:30 Presentation of NTNU and practicalities concerning the Athens course
13:30 – 14:00 Campus walk
14:15 Departure with bus from International House to the student cabin
15:00 Dinner at the student cabin
18:00 Bus back to the city
Arrival and departure: To be able to participate in the Welcome Programme you should arrive in Trondheim no later than Saturday 14 March. Your exam will be on Saturday 21 March, so please keep this in mind when booking your return flight.
Accommodation: Trondheim Vandrerhjem is prebooked. The price is approximately 300 NOK per night + 40 NOK for breakfast. Tell the staff at the Hostel that you are with NTNU when you arrive. You can pay using a credit card or by cash.
Getting to Trondheim: Two bus companies operate at Trondheim Airport. Both of them will take you close to Trondheim Vandrehjem. Take Flybussen to the 'Rosendal' bus stop or Værnesekspressen to the 'Solsiden' bus stop. From either of these stops it is about a ten-minute walk to Rosenborg Vandrehjem.
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