Bi-national program

The bi-national PhD Programme (2011-2014) was a cooperation between the University of Oldenburg and the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). It was supported by the DAAD with funds from the BMBF under the DAAD Programme IPID (International Doctorates in Germany). This programme created a forum for the discussion of questions with regard to the transformation of energy supply systems. The programme was based on long-standing research and teaching experience in the area of renewable energy at both universities.

Programme aims and features

  • Innovative subject-related research projects
  • Research in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contexts
  • Structured doctoral training programme
  • Internationalization of the education
  • Research stays of students at partner university


2011: Kick-Off meeting in Victoria and establishment of a management board to oversee the granting of funds

2012: PhD Programme Renewable Energy established within the Graduate School Science and Technology (Oltech) at the University of Odlenburg

2013 + 2014: WSIRE Workshop at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Delmenhorst. Organised in cooperation with the SEE research training group

Research Stays

Oldenburg PhD students to Victoria

  • 2 short research stays
  • 10 long research stays

Victoria PhD students to Oldenburg

  • 3 short research stays
  • 6 long research stays
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