Energising Summer School for PhDs

Energising Summer School for PhDs

Fresh PhD students (doctoral candidates) are having fun and interesting times in the Bergen area this week.

Three phd students staning on a ferry, with wind park in the background
WINDY EXPERIENCE: The fresh energy PhDs, Jonas Martin, Raquel Alonso Pedrero and Davood Qorbani on the way to the wind park Midtfjellet, which is seen in the background.
(Photo: Davood Qorbani)

(Published 21.08.2020)

NTRANS PhD Davood Qorbani and Raquel Alonso Pedrero, report directly from the summer school in Bergen:

"It has been very nice so far, we have really enjoyed it!

On the first day we all gave a short presentation of our PhD topics, and we got to know all the other students participating.

Learning about the industry's perspective

The day after we went to Stord, where we had the opportunity to meet people from the Norwegian Catapult, Kværner Stord and NCE Maritime Clean Tech. They explained the industry’s perspective towards the energy transition to us. These talks were very interesting.

In the evening we went to Midtfjellet vindpark, wich you can see in the background on the photo.

The two last days we are going to spend in Bergen working in groups with a presentation we are doing before the summer school ends on Friday," the PhDs report from Bergen.

Poster presentations

academic posters
ACADEMIC POSTERS: The PhD students are presenting their projects during summer school this week. (Photo: Davood Qorbani)


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NorRen Summer School 2020

NorRen Summer School 2020

Topic: Flexible energy systems

Where and when: 17-21 August, Bergen (Os)

The University of Bergen (UiB), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Oslo (UiO) invited all PhD-students working within the fields of energy to the 2020 interdisciplinary summer school on flexible energy systems.

Summer School Content

  • Lectures by leading researchers and experts from industry and public administration
  • Excursions with a total of 4-5 site visits to relevant actors in the Bergen region and at Stord
  • The opportunity to interact with top scholars and experts, as well as with other summer school students from a wide range of disciplines
  • A collaborative educational environmen - participants will work in interdisciplinary groups throughout the week on a topical project
  • Networking opportunities and social events.

NTRANS lecturers

Three of our researchers, Mette Helene Bjørndal, Marius Korsnes and Asgeir Tomasgard, have been amongst the lecturers for the group of around 30 Phd-students.

Main organisers

  • Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa – Energy director at University of Bergen
  • Vebjørn Bakken – Director UiO:Energy, University of Oslo
  • Øystein Moen – Adviser UiO:Energy, University of Oslo
  • Asgeir Tomasgard – Director FME NTRANS, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Gry Ekland Parker – Senior Executive Officer, University of Bergen

See more on the NorRen web pages