Program posted by: United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
Posted on: December 25, 2012
United Nations University-Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) is happy to announce the new intensive four-week postgraduate course on Renewable Energy. The course was developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR), a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia. The objective of the course is to understand renewable energy issues in the context of science, technology, economics, policy, and society and develop the ability to relate renewable energy to climate change and other global contemporary issues.
The intensive course will cover a range of issues on the science, technology, economics and policies of renewable energy, including such hard topics as small hydropower, solar, geothermal, bio-, wind, marine, fuel cell and hydrogen energy and soft topics as energy demand and supply, economics, security, and policy. Students will also receive practical training with RETScreen clean energy project analysis software and HOMER energy modeling software. It is a unique postgraduate course with contributions from leading universities in the Asia Pacific.
The programme is supported by the Global Leadership Initiative of the University of Tokyo and will be held from the 25th February 2013 to 23rd March 2013 at UNU-ISP, Tokyo, Japan. Postgraduate students, researchers, faculty/staff of universities, government officials, international agencies, and professionals in relevant professions are invited to apply on-line by 15 January 2013 at
For more information, please visit our website at
Please address queries to UNU-ISP Programme Associate Mr. Lanuevo at