This free “Massive Online Open Course” (MOOC) provides a unique approach, taking advantage of the broad range of scientific disciplines within the University of Groningen. The previous edition attracted over 4000 participants worldwide.
The unique free course aims to create a platform where both students and professionals from all continents can work together online to solve the energy puzzle.
Today, the world is confronted with pressing global challenges: climate protection, economic and social development, poverty eradication, adequate food production, health for all, and the conservation of ecosystems, peace and security. The course proposes that in order to solve these challenges a major transformation – the energy transition – is required.
The organisers believe a multidisciplinary approach is needed in order to solve the energy puzzle. The Energy MOOC provides the unique multidisciplinary approach which they believe is essential for the needed transformation, considering technological, legal, economic, spatial and social aspects of the energy transition.
By offering this unique MOOC, the University of Groningen and Energy Academy Europe aims to provide an understanding of major sustainability issues around the global energy system and the urgency of the energy transition. It hopes to identify the key factors of each aspect of the energy transition, and provide the knowledge and framework for participants to analyse the question.
The course takes seven weeks to complete and is accessible for anyone interested in the topic. For about four hours per week the course teaches and engages participants with video’s, articles, discussions and quizzes. In the final week of the course, those taking part will use the knowledge and skills acquired to analyse the energy transition question in their own country.
The course starts on April 25th, and participation is free. Click here for more.