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International School on Energy Systems (ISES 2018)


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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)


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The energy infrastructure of a country provides a fundamental means for societal development and economic growth. Energy systems comprise the technologies required for the conversion of primary energy carriers to final energy, meeting the demand of society and economy. Over the past century, the trade of fossil fuels has become a backbone of the global economy. However, environmental pollution, climate change, and resource depletion force societies to reassess their energy choices. Corresponding political decision making in accordance with goals like sustainable development and the mitigation of climate change have led to different approaches of transforming the unsustainable energy systems of today into sustainable energy systems for the future. In order to understand the characteristics of future energy systems and the obstacles and drivers of transformation processes, multidisciplinary expertise as well as inter- and transdisciplinary approaches are required that are not yet covered by standard academic curricula.

The International School on Energy Systems (ISES 2018) hosted by Forschungszentrum Jülich is designed for young researchers and young professionals in the fields of energy economics, energy technologies, political and social science and related disciplines who are interested to discuss the transformation of energy systems and gain interdisciplinary insight. The goal of the school is to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges which concern today´s and future energy systems as well as the necessity to manage transformation processes towards sustainability.


August 26-31, 2018

Kloster Seeon

Kultur- und Bildungszentrum des Bezirks Oberbayern
Klosterweg 1
D-83370 Seeon

Bavaria, Germany


Forschungszentrum Jülich invites young researchers and young professionals in the fields of energy economics, energy technologies, political and social science and related disciplines to apply for participation in ISES 2018. A strong interest in the transformation of energy systems and the open-mindedness to interact with participants from different academic and cultural backgrounds is required.

The total number of participants is limited to 40.

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The major issues of current energy systems and the challenges of transformation processes will be addressed by designated keynote speakers and subsequently be discussed with the participants of ISES 2018. Additionally, the participants will be engaged in group work in order to concentrate on specific aspects of transformation processes in more detail. The research topics of the participants will be presented and discussed during poster sessions. On the last day of the summer school, the participants will present the outcome of the group work and the awards for best poster and best group work will be announced.


 Presentations ISES2018 (zip, 68 MB)


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Forschungszentum Jülich * IEK-STE * D-52425 Jülich


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