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UNI-SET event - Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future

A high-level conference, “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future”, will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels on 23, 24 October

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The European Platform of Universities in Energy Research and Education and the UNI-SET consortium are organising the high-level conference “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future”. The event will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels from 23 to 24 October 2017. 

The event will be the sixth “Energy Clustering Event" and targets European policymakers, stakeholders and university leaders, providing a platform for dialogue on the current and future role of universities at the interface of Europe’s energy research and higher education policies. 

So far, 500 participants joined the events and discussions of the UNI-SET project and more than 200 European universities from 30 countries provided information in the European Atlas of Universities in Energy Research and Education.

The conference will include the presentation of a forthcoming report entitled “Identifying New Paradigms in Energy Education and Research: An Action Agenda for Europe’s Universities”. 

The report will provide recommendations for universities, companies and policymakers for the design of energy education and research activities with the aim to address the skills gap between higher education provision and needs of the business sector for the energy transition.

The conference will highlight the contribution and mobilisation of universities towards the goals of the EU's Energy Union and the SET-Plan and discuss how the momentum could be enhanced in the following years, following the publication of the 2016 Roadmap for European Universities in Energy. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan and debate how the future European Framework Programme can support the linkage of research, innovation and education objectives in the field of energy.

How to register

Registration is free of charge and will close on 16 October 2017. Please note that attendance to the event is limited. Places will be allocated on a first-registered, first-served basis. More information on the event website. 

For any inquiries please contact: uni-set@eua.be

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