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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.

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Name Affiliation Contribution
Arianthe Oudshoorn Ice breaker
Rick Bosman DRIFT, Rotterdam Community energy and transition
Ruth Mourik Duneworks 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
Dr. Lise Jans University of Groningen Why community energy initiatives can foster the energy transition: A social psychological perspective.
Dr. Chris Zuidema University of Groningen Energy transition and energy landscapes
Dr. Anne Beaulieu University of Groningen Energy transition and interdisciplinary research
Prof. dr. Maarten Hajer Utrecht University Excursion to exhibition Place of Hope
Dr. Evrim Ursavas University of Groningen Sustainability in transport sector
Dr. Sven Stremke Wageningen University Design of sustainable energy landscapes
Prof. Dr. Frank Hindriks University of Groningen Philosophy
Dr. Romain Mauger University of Groningen H2020 SMILE (Smart Island Energy System) project

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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