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Doctoral Program in Energy Efficiency and Systems (EES)

The Academy of Finland has granted funding for a new doctoral program for Energy Efficiency and Systems (EES) during 2012-2015.

Improving the energy and material efficiency in communities and industry is technologically feasible and economically feasible way to dramatically reduce the environmental impacts. The EES program educates researchers and experts for the needs of universities, industry and authorities.

The program is coordinated by Aalto University and it is carried out in partnership with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Helsinki, Åbo Akademi University, University of Jyväskylä, Tampere University of Technology, University of Vaasa, University of Oulu, and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Applications are invited for

fifteen (15) salary positions for doctoral students

for a maximum of 4 (four)

years starting on 1.1.2012. The applicants must have a MSc degree or equivalent on a suitable subject. Those who have already advanced in their doctoral studies can apply for 1-3 years. The major research fields of the inter-disciplinary program are

  • energy technology and systems
  • energy conversion and efficiency
  • energy resources and environmental impacts

The deadline for applications is November 4, 2011, at 16:00 Finnish time (UTC 14:00).

For further details see web pages at http://energia.tkk.fi/en/ees/.

Further enquiries are addressed to the EES coordinator Suvi Ojanen (suvi.ojanen@aalto.fi).

Sustainable Development Symposium 2012, Graz

We are pleased to invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for the Sustainable Development Symposium 2012 which will take place in Graz from 15th to 17th February 2012. » Read the full article

FEEM – Post Doc Researcher Position – ICARUS ERC Project

Post Doc Researcher Position
Research Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
ICARUS ERC Project

FEEM, a leading research institute on sustainable development, encourages applications for a Post Doc research position. The successful candidate will work within the Innovation for Climate chAnge mitigation: a

study of energy R&d, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers – ICARUS project (http://www.icarus-project.org/). » Read the full article