The Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Program (SES PhD) was launched in 2006 and considers a three- to four-year degree jointly offered at each of the Portuguese Institutions participating in the program. The program's goal is to use a multi-disciplinary approach to educate a new generation of sustainability-aware leaders with expertise in energy systems and economics.
The SES Executive Masters program was launched in 2006 (with the PhD program) as a one-year program aiming to educate mid-career professionals in energy systems and economics. With a focus on energy system design and analysis, as well as leadership and entrepreneurship, graduates will be at the forefront of sustainable systems development.
Innoenergy PhD School is a complementary education program for PHD applicants doing applied research in the energy field to develop their skills and competences in innovation and entrepreneurship by providing insights into the economy and industrial outlook of the energy field. The Innoenergy PhD School supports PhD sudents studying energy topics, such as smart cities, smart grids, smart buildings, storage, among others.
In its 10th edition in 2017, the internship programme GALP 20-20-20, funded by the Portuguese energy company Galp-Energia, consists of an academic partnership aimed at identifying rational energy systems and attitudes in industry. During six months, seven final year master students live in seven companies to develop an energy efficient project. The students take part in a competition that rewards the three best studies at each university.
MSc RENE joins students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and two of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and thesis, they receive a Master’s degree from two of the following institutes in the form of a double diploma: IST, KTH, UPC, ParisTech. MSc RENE is a programme accredited by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
From 2012 to 2016, Renewables BootCamp was a course organized by CC Iberia for PHD students and MSc students to foster innovation in the renewable technologies field. Its goal is to develop renewable energy related prototypes. It is divided in three activities: ideation, 3D prototyping and Arduino Prototyping. The students form groups and develop prototypes, test them and present them in a competitive way.