- About IR3S
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for its new intensive four-week course on Renewable Energy, developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR), a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia. UN-CECAR — for which UNU-ISP acts as the Secretariat — is committed to developing postgraduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, and sustainability science. This course is organized with the support of the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) of the University of Tokyo.
This pioneering course will cover a range of issues on the science, technology, economics and policies of renewable energy. It will include such hard topics as small hydropower, solar, geothermal, bio-, wind, marine, fuel cell and hydrogen energy, and such soft topics as energy demand and supply, economics, security, and policy. Students also will receive practical training with clean-energy analysis software (RETScreen and HOMER).
The courses are practically oriented and equivalent to a regular 4 credit postgraduate course in Japan.
Applicants for this course should be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD programme (in any discipline); seek to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, renewable energy; and desire a future career in renewable energy.
The course will run for four weeks, from 25 February to 23 March 2013, with three two-hour sessions on each weekday.
Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion and a transcript from UNU-ISP. While UN-CECAR members have negotiated credit transfer agreements with UNU-ISP, the final decision will be made by each student’s university.
Students will be provided accommodation (in an affordable hotel close to UNU) during their stay in Tokyo.
For more information, see the Spring 2013 Renewable Energy Courses page on the UNU-ISP website.
The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS)
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan