New Incomings for RE Master Programmes at University of Oldenburg

New Incomings for RE Master Programmes at University of Oldenburg

New Incomings for RE Master Programmes at University of Oldenburg

by Edu Knagge, (PPRE 1990-91)

On 4th of October 2017 the University of Oldenburg welcomed 32 new RE master students – 20 students enrolled in the Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) and 12 in the European RE Master Programme organized by EUREC, Brussels.

The students come from 20 different countries, 9 from Latin America, 8 each from Asia & Europe, 4 from Africa and 1 each from Australia, Canada and Iran.

The two extensive Introduction & Orientation weeks at University of Oldenburg were concluded with an excursion to different wind facilities in the North-West of Germany.

Among others, the students visited

· the production line of ENERCON, Germany’s No.1. manufacturer of wind energy converters (WECs),

· the test-field of the German Wind Energy Institute with different modern WECs (Multi MW class) on site

· a historical 130 year old wind mill, which is still in operation

· an almost 20 year old windfarm, where students were asked to climb up one wind turbine to experience the wind forces at 65m height

· the North-Sea coast with its Wadden Sea.


 new students at historical wind mill …

... at ENERCON CO., Aurich ...

… in 65 meters above ground …

... at DEWI test field exploring the installation of a huge crane to exchange the generator of a MW-class turbine

Right after the excursion the new students joined the traditional WELCOME party at Energielabor - well organized by senior students – to encounter senior students, fresh graduates, alumni and PPRE staff.

The 2017-2018 Academic Year has just started!

With a record number of students registered in both our programmes, the Academic Year 2017/2018 started on the 4th September in Mines-ParisTech and Hanze UAS, and soon after in Loughborough, Zaragoza and Oldenburg Universities.

Read the full article on EUREC's latest news here.

(Changed: 2020-01-23)