Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions arising from our daily energy use. 'Think globally, act locally' is necessary to trigger urgent and drastic changes. Energy use and solutions are local, but markets and technologies are global. Finding feasible pathways to transform energy systems poses huge challenges for all of us. On the one hand, drastic change requires fresh ideas, new ways of approaching problems and the discovery of unexplored paths. On the other hand, the solid laws of physics and eternal endeavours of human beings constrain freedom of action. The programme is designed for an international and multidisciplinary audience. It suits individuals, professionals and students in developing their knowledge, skills and professional career. We welcome candidates from universities, research institutions, public institutions and private companies. The diversity of the audience has proven to be a significant factor of learning, widening scope and enhancing capabilities.
The postgraduate of Energy and Climate is innovative and unique in its approach:
Energy and Climate is a postgraduate programme of 30 credits.
Lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. No lectures are scheduled during Belgian school holiday periods (autumn, Christmas, spring, Easter and summer break).
Applicants must have a university or college bachelor or master degree of at least three years of full-time study. Proof has to be given of having successfully finalised the study. Other diplomas may be taken into account for admission provided applicants can proof relevant study areas or work experience. Motivation and career objectives are also taken into account.
Applications are made directly to the organising institution, IMDO. The application process consists of two major parts.
Part 1: screening on content and level
Part 2: screening of hard copy documents on authenticity (not applicable for candidates whose degree is issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands)
Consult the application deadlines for non-EER-students and EER-students.