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The Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate organizes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research to find solutions to societal challenges. Interdisciplinary collaboration changes the views of academics and students. Bringing different subject fields together results in synergy – in other words, 1 + 1 = 3.  

We at the Wubbo Ockels School are convinced that a fairer and greener energy transition will benefit all of mankind. We can only make a difference if we examine the challenges and possible solutions together. We are doing this by bringing people together, by continually getting new parties involved, and by supporting research in a variety of ways. 

Research domains

The Wubbo Ockels School works on both big and small projects, in line with the interests of researchers who are active in the fields of energy and climate. Collaborations vary from partnerships between researchers from different domains to major international research projects with multiple knowledge institutions and businesses or societal organizations.  

Research support

The Wubbo Ockels School supports interdisciplinary research at various levels in several different ways:  

  • Support for the development of interdisciplinary research. This includes bringing people from different domains together and facilitating them in developing new ideas and knowledge, for example by organizing themed events, workshops, a knowledge bank, and a search programme to find partners and form groups.
  • Facilitating the translation of ideas for interdisciplinary research into practical applications. This includes offering help in pitching research ideas towards the business world or government, for example by organizing lobby activities and sharing knowledge via social media, exhibitions, or other forms of in-person and online meetings. 
  • Supporting interdisciplinary projects for the acquisition and organization of funding. This includes bringing together research ideas and possible funding partners, for example by supporting research grant applications.
  • Improving the application of research results and strengthening the impact of interdisciplinary academic research. This includes bringing researchers together with people who can apply their research results to practical situations, for example by organizing symposia, drawing up an impact plan, or offering support in translating academic jargon into understandable language for a wide audience.
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