and participate in discussions with world-class speakers, including
academics, industry leaders and representatives of the EU energy policy
sector to address how universities can better contribute to tackle the
transition towards a low carbon society. The EUA-Platform of
Universities in Energy Research and Education (EUA-EPUE) is recognised
by the European Commission as the main representative of universities in
energy matters. The Energy Clustering Events (ECEs) are strongly dialogue-oriented to raise the voice of the university sector in the field of energy.
ECEs are addressed to university leaders with an interest in the field
of energy, including rectors, vice-rectors for research or academic
affairs, deans of faculty, directors of institute, heads of laboratory,
energy initiatives or other energy-related structures within
universities. You may want to forward this invitation to a colleague of
yours who could be interested in contributing with his/her experience.
ECEs are platforms for high-level discussion and for identifying
partners to establish collaboration. The events are organised in the
framework of the FP7 UNI-SET project
(UNIversities in the SET-Plan) aimed to mobilise the European
universities research, innovation and educational capacities for the
SET-Plan. The project is coordinated by the European University Association (EUA) and implemented in partnership with KU Leuven, representing the universities in EIT InnoEnergy.
is a key characteristic of the ECEs, by pooling the expertise of
researchers and educators from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds
and experience. In considering ‘energy’ and its related issue ‘climate
change’ from a very open perspective, from typical engineering, science
and technology fields to economics, social sciences and humanities, all
EUA universities are encouraged and welcome to be part of the
Objectives of the 5th UNI-SET ECE
main objective of the event is to mobilise the European university
community within the specific SET-Plan priority called “N°1 in Renewable
Energy”. In line with the “Roadmap for European Universities in Energy”, published in December 2016, participants will have the opportunity to:
Provide their input to generate and shape up policy positions from the
university community to inform the future European funds for research
and higher education in the field of energy, with a view to the last
work programme of Horizon 2020 and of the next framework programme FP9.
Exchange best practices on adapting the curricula and teaching
methodologies of energy-related educational programmes in the Parallel
Sessions. We will use the outcomes of the "European Universities Energy Atlas".
Participate in multidisciplinary dialogues through the ‘clustering’ of
knowledge with experts from different backgrounds in the Clustering
• Develop recommendations for new paradigms for universities in the priority “N°1 in Renewable Energy”.
Explore ways to strengthen the cooperation of universities with
businesses and other strategic energy stakeholders in the framework of
European funding instruments and programmes.
Click here to have a glance at the preliminary programme.
You are welcome to submit proposals for contributions through the Call for Contributions. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, 7 April 2017. To submit a proposal, please click here.
Registration is free of charge and will close on 15 May 2017. Please note that attendance to the event is limited. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
We look forward to your participation in this strategic event for universities engaged in the energy field!
Best regards, Professor Torbjørn Digernes
Chair of the European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education (EUA-EPUE)
Secretary General, European University Association