Early bird offer!

Summer School Smart & Sustainable Energy Systems

Insights into progress and challenges in the energy transition
Program Date
28. Jul 2024 until 10. Aug 2024
Application Deadline
22. Dec 2023 until 1. Jun 2024
2 Weeks
Certificate of Participation
Early bird offer until: 1. May 2024


22 in stock


Are you passionate about sustainability and the cutting-edge technologies that facilitate groundbraking changes in energy production and management? Are you looking for an academic program that combines top-level teaching, practical excercises and the experience of immersing yourself in university life in Germany?

Welcome to Ruhr University Bochum Summer Schools!

Carried out at one of the largest public research universities in Germany, this Summer School will enable you to explore the development and academic discussion of energy systems, energy transition and sustainability in Germany. Through a combination of inspiring lectures and discussions as well as first-hand reports from specialists in the field, explore current possibilites and future trends of energy transition topics. Gain valuable insights into contemporary concepts and industry projects while immersing yourself in cultural life in Germany’s largest urban area.


What to Expect:

  1. In-Depth Learning: Engage in live lectures led by esteemed professors from Ruhr University. Delve into current challenges of power distribution and energy production through thought-provoking discussions.
  2. Practical Insights: Experience the concepts in action through interactive activities and Case Studies. Talk to industry experts and visit project sites and companies that are actively driving change in the energy industry.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Bochum and its surroundings. Explore the local community and broaden your horizons through curated cultural experiences.
  4. Campus Life: Get a taste of student life at Ruhr University Bochum. Connect with current students, explore campus facilities, and envision yourself as part of a dynamic academic community.


Thinking of Studying in Germany?

Dreaming of higher education in Germany? Our Summer School program provides a glimpse into the academic excellence and vibrant student life at Ruhr University Bochum. Explore master’s programs and uncover the possibilities that await you.

Ready to contribute to the upcoming energy transition? Join us at the Summer School on Smart & Sustainbale Energy Systems and become a catalyst for change. The revolution begins here!


With the rise of global challenges like climate change, dwindling resources, and a surging need for energy, the call to shift towards smarter and more sustainable energy systems has never been more crucial. Traditional energy sources, known for their environmental impact and limited availability, are slowly giving way to innovative solutions that prioritize efficiency, smart technology, and environmental responsibility. At the heart of the already ongoing energy transition is the rapid development of new technologies, systems and concepts, as it is performed by scientists and industry experts in the Ruhr area – a region that has successfully mastered the structural change from a former coal mining area to one of the densest education and research landscapes in Germany.

This course will enable you to gain insight into a variety of topics related to energy management as well as smart energy systems and the advanced technologies needed to implement them.


Key Topics

  • Effective energy systems used within the Ruhr area
  • Energy industry and power distribution
  • Power plant engineering
  • Sustainable energy economy
  • Excursion to a Hydro Economy facility
  • Energy conversion- renewable energies
  • Grid of the future

Further Information

Immerse yourself in a transformative learning experience at our two-week Summer School program in Bochum, Germany. Each day combines theoretical insights and practical wisdom shared by field experts in the mornings, followed by engaging afternoons filled with interactive activities and real-world case studies. Elevate your understanding and expand your knowledge base in this dynamic and enriching environment.


What is included in the fee?


Course fee: (790€)

  • All theoretical insights, interactive sessions and excursions on week days
  • Germany Transportation ticket (Deutschland Ticket)
  • Two Social evenings
  • Certificate of Completion from the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
  • 3 EC

** please note that EC credits are take home to be determined by the home university.

Housing + Catering fee: (690€)

  • Hostel/ Hotel Room ( 2, 3, or 4- bed rooms) for a total 13 nights. (Arrival on the Sunday before the start of the sessions until the Saturday after the program)
  • Two meals a day from Monday thru Friday (Breakfast + Lunch)

Simply take care of your flight, insurance, and visa arrangements, and leave the rest to us for a hassle-free and immersive learning journey.


Social Activities + Exploration:

  • Two evenings of social activities including a BBQ and a traditional German meal are included
  • Evenings and weekends are free for exploration around the Ruhr area or further into Germany
  • Tips and guides for exploration options will be provided


Registration Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proficient in the English Language
  • Currently in your Bachelor´s, Masters´s, in between or recently graduated

Early-bird Discount: Register by May 1st to receive a 100€ discount on your course fee

Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2024

To register, add the course to your shopping basket and follow the details in the checkout form.






  • Enhance your expertise in cutting-edge engineering topics
  • Connect with the future leaders and innovators in your field
  • Immerse yourself in an international experience with opportunities abroad
  • Cultivate intercultural skills through specialized training
  • Engage with industry experts in Energy technology
  • Navigate the intricacies of the German University system


Advice & contact

Farin Engels
Farin Engels
Program Coordinator