Last Thursday, nine students – the first group of graduates in this master program – were awarded the degree in European Master in Sustainable Energy Management System at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Further, sixteen students graduated with a degree in European Master in Renewable Energy during a festive gathering.
In the European Master in Sustainable Energy Management System students from France, Spain and the Netherlands, focused on the business and economic field of energy. Their investigations were at the cutting edge of technology, economy and ICT including a business case for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity in Zaragoza, Spain, and a techno-economic analysis of a renewable energy electrical system on the island of Ameland.
The European Master in Renewable Energy is technically oriented. These master students originated from 14 different countries and their research included the direct conversion of (sun)light into electricity from a charging station for electric vehicles in India, the aerodynamics of wind turbines and the optimization of crystalline-silicon solar cells.
Both programs are international masters and are offered in cooperation with EUREC (The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers) and other European universities. During the program, students resided in a minimum of two EU countries. This provided an international experience where they could increase their opportunities on the national and international labor market.