Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (SuRE)
On questions about SuRE/EMRE and its application procedure
SuRE/EMRE (Core Oldenburg)
Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (SuRE)
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the winter semester 2020/21 will be conducted as planned. Due to special hygiene measures the courses are partly offered online.
Starting in 1987, the master programme Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (SuRE) - formerly known as Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy - has graduated more than 563 participants from ~85 countries in over 30 years.
Students (who must hold a 6-semester (180 CP) Bachelor's degree in engineering or science in order to be admitted) with some professional experience in the field of energy study the theory and applications of renewable energy systems, test their skills in labs and outdoor experiments, visit companies and sites, and do an external training in industry or research institutes. The programme is completed with a thesis project.
Successful participation is awarded with an MSc degree. SuRE´s alumni made their careers in industries, consultancies, government bodies, NGOs or in research institutes.
The university keeps good contacts to alumni, who are taking part in regional seminars or are invited to give lectures for the present students. Networking with alumni includes a newsletter, e-mail distribution lists, internet platforms and visits.
The programme has cooperation agreements with universities abroad with the aim of intensifying the exchange of staff, students and curricula in the field of postgraduate renewable education.
We offer a MSc programme on the fundamentals of renewable energy, designed for scientists and engineers intending to pursue a professional career in this field.
The next application deadlines are
- 15 October 2021 (1 year before entry) only for DAAD applicants from developing countries
- 15 January 2022 (9 months before entry) regular application deadline for self-sponsored students and those applying for a scholarship other than DAAD (all countries)
Please apply online between August 15, 2021 and January 15, 2022 (the application link will be available on our website as from August 15, 2021!)
Classes start in early October every year.
All current and valid documents can be found here
The University of Oldenburg puts emphasis on the agreements for Good Scientific Practice as given by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The most recent prominent cases of plagiarism should remind students of the negociated agreement of the scientific community.
We expect students to read the following paper "Safegaurding Good Scientific Practice" by DFG given in German and English langauge (second part).
Please also see the official guidelines by the University of Oldenburg (30.09.2002)
"Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice"
Excerpt from the DFG memorandum
"Sicherung Guter Wissenschaftlicher Praxis",
Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft,–Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 1998
Rules of good scientific practice shall include principles for the following matters (in general, and specified for individual disciplines as necessary):
- fundamentals of scientific work, such as
- observing professional standards,
- documenting results,
- consistently questioning one’s own findings,
- practising strict honesty with regard to the contributions of partners, competitors, and predecessors,
- cooperation and leadership responsibility in working groups (recommendation 3),
- mentorship for young scientists and scholars (recommendation 4),
- securing and storing primary data (recommendation 7),
- scientific publications (recommendation 11)."
To read the full paper please follow this link
Facilities specially available for SuRE Students
Facilities at the University of Oldenburg
The PPRE programme won this years Ars Legendi Prize (2016). The prize is one of the most prestigious prizes for education in Germany. It is awarded by the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) and the Stifterverband. This year the best approach to diversity related teaching and learning was awarded.
Three teams proposed PPRE to the HRK for this prize:
- Current PPRE students, represented by Mónica and Luis
- External PPRE students, represented by Annika (current architecture student at Jade Hochschule) and Eseoghene (current EUREC student)
- PPRE Alumni, represented by Bertha (PPRE batch 1992/1993) and by Indradip (PPRE batch 2003/2004).
Plenty of PPRE related persons gave input to the three teams with their personal views and experiences with PPRE.
Prof. Carsten Agert and Dr. Tanja Behrendt submitted an explanatory statement as representatives of the PPRE team, Prof. Andreas Engel supported the application in his capacity as the dean of study affairs of the School of Mathematics and Science. Hans Holtorf coordinated all the inputs and finally on July 13th 2016 a set of documents was submitted to HRK by Prof. Engel. On Monday, September 26th 2016 Prof. Agert was informed that we were selected to be the winners of this prize.
Thanks to all persons who contributed to this application and special thanks to all the people involved to make this programme such a top level project – the alumni, the staff, the students, the teachers (in alphabetical order!) and many others such as DAAD!
For further, detailed information please see https://www.stifterverband.org/ars-legendi-preis
Yours Hans (PPRE 1988/1989)