Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE)
On questions about PPRE and its application procedure
Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy (Core Oldenburg)
European Master in Renewable Energy (Core Oldenburg)
Starting in 1987, the Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) has graduated more than 4500 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. PPRE´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 2019 (1 year before entry) only for DAAD applicants from developing countries
- 15 January 2020 (9 months before entry) regular application deadline for self-sponsored students and those applying for a scholarship other than DAAD (all countries)
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 PPRE Students
Facilities at the University of Oldenburg
PPRE winter lab clean-up
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PPRE Excursion 2019
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Pre-Article about PPRE Excursion 2019
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