Teaching and training are integral parts of EADP. We equip researchers, engineers, policy-makers, and financers with crucial knowledge on sustainable development. Our teaching activities include university courses, symposia, workshops, and student research supervision.

In certain semesters, we offer the integrated course “Energy and Development Project” at TU Berlin, School of Energy Engineering, Energy Systems Dept. It has an interdisciplinary orientation and puts equal emphasis on scientific lectures and hands-on parts. The course starts with a series of lectures on different aspects of energy in development and rural electrification. Subsequently, students form groups and contribute to our overall work on a project basis. The course teaches students both knowledge for a later career in applied energy and development as well as skills for working in project / team environments. More than 200 students have completed the course so far, many of whom now work in the field.

EADP is also very active when it comes to supporting student research. We have co-supervised more than a dozen bachelor, master, and PhD research projects. Collaborations with different schools and networks for external supervisions make this possible. Co-producing research and projects gives students the opportunity to learn from experts and receive their guidance. We help students to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary engineering and research towards sustainable development.

We address experts and decision-makers in symposiums and conferences, (co-)organised by EADP. They provide a platform for exchanging ideas, discussing new approaches, and disseminating change. At the other end of the scale, EADP (co-)teaches training workshops for local communities and engineers in our project countries, including technology, governance, and finance.

Please contact us if you are planning to organise training sessions, courses, or workshops and wish our expertise or teaching.

Find below the TU Berlin offering for the upcoming term. If you are interested in taking the course, please pre-register via email (registration(at)eadp.eu).

WS 2020 / 21
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The course starts with a series of lectures on relevant topics (energy in development and energy access policies, small-scale energy engineering, finance and quantitative methods), followed by the project phase, involving weekly meetings and individual group work until the break. Successful completion of the course is awarded with 6 ECTS (graded).

Mainly, the course is tailored for students of engineering (energy, electrical, mechanical, biological), economics, earth sciences, development, and methodological subjects (computer science, mathematics). However, there are no specific pre-requisites for the course, although a solid background in energy, undergraduate mathematics, programming languages, and statistics will be helpful. The course is on graduate level, but advanced bachelor's students are eligible too.

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