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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsGESS 2018

Course information

Target group

PhD students whose research addresses innovation (broadly defined, both social and technical) in energy systems and energy transitions.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


The summer school programme will start early on 12 July 2018 and will end at the end of the day on 20 July 2018.

Name Affiliation Contribution
Arianthe Oudshoorn Ice breaker
Rick Bosman DRIFT, Rotterdam Community energy and transition
Ruth Mourik Dunes Energy and behavioural change, also with policy angle
Dr. Henny van der Windt University of Groningen Local energy initiatives
Dr. Festus Boamah Bayreuth University

Solar Energy and Social Practices in Ghana & Kenya

Dr. Killian McCarthy University of Groningen Innovation management
Dr. Louise Meijering University of Groningen Action research, participatory research

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Understand different views on innovation
  • Analyse innovations in energy systems from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Master concepts about the dynamics around innovations in energy systems
  • Address the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration
Workload + certificate

The summer school represents a workload of 140 hours, of which about 50 are dedicated to preparations ahead of the summer school. After successful completion of the summer school, a certificate of attendance will be awarded.

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