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Energy for Society

1000 hanze energy society

Have you ever wondered how your community (village, neighbourhood, company, institution) can make the transition from fossil sourced energy to more sustainable sources? This key issue is the essence of the master Energy for Society programme.

The aim of the master programme is to educate Energy Transition Strategists focussing on local and regional levels of energy transition. Upon graduation you will have a broad competence base ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. This will enable you to initiate and support local and regional energy transition projects entrepreneurially, i.e. help define and implement community-based projects that create social, environmental and monetary value. You will be able to catalyse complex bottom-up energy transition processes and foster change in people's 'energy behaviour'. Working with communities, cooperatives, clusters of companies, municipalities and regional organisations you will establish a dialogue between different groups of stakeholders.

The curriculum compromises the following modules:

  • Overview of Energy Transition
  • In Dialogue about Energy
  • Energy Technologies and Systems
  • New Business Models
  • Community Building
  • Project I
  • Adaptive Leadership in Energy Transition
  • Society in Transition
  • Governance
  • Spatial Transformation and Sustainable Energy Communities
  • Research Methodology
  • Project II

Job opportunities: There are many job opportunities for graduates of the Master Energy for Society ranging from profit to non-profit organisations. To name a few: consultant to guide local initiatives for utility companies, Sustainability Consultant for network administrators, Local Council Policy Officer, Area Director Energy Transition, Programme Manager Energy, Community Advisor in local construction projects or renovation projects, and Freelance Consultant Energy Transition.

Duration: 2 Years

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

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