Graduate School in Energy Systems

Energy system, powerline, transport

Graduate School in Energy Systems is part of the Swedish Energy Agency's strategic focus in the area of ​​"Energy Studies". Linköping University is administrating the Graduate School.

The vision of the Graduate School is to contribute to the transformation of the energy system to be conducted in an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable direction, with good knowledge founded on interdisciplinary socio-technical energy research.

The Graduate School's purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of how energy system depends on the interaction between technology and society's regulatory framework, policy development and operators interests and behavior.

The overall objective of the The Graduate School is to strengthen the skill and knowledge within the sustainable energy system's various parts in industry, government, NGOs and academia.

The Graduate School consists of interdisciplinary research projects carried out in cooperation between several universities and a support structure to hold together the program and strengthen the interdisciplinary cooperation for example through joint doctoral courses and seminars.

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Courses given by Graduate School in Energy Systems

Graduate students who are enrolled in Forskarskola Energisystem (FoES) will  carry out a number of joint courses. The following courses are included:

  • Energy systems, 5 credits
  • Theory of science, systems theory and interdisciplinary science, 7.5 credits
  • Methods for interdisciplinary energy systems studies, 7.5 credits
  • Interdisciplinary project on energy systems, 5-15 credits
  • Practical interdisciplinary research in the energy field, 5 credits.

When necessary, the courses are given in English and course places are primarily intended for PhD students in FoES. If possible, other PhD students are welcome to participate in the courses. If you are interested, please send and an email to the research director of studies.

The courses are conducted in similar ways in which a number of mandatory meetings (1-3 days each) are held. Between the meetings the student carry out studies by its own and partly different Web tools are used for this work. Mandatory meetings will be located in various locations in Sweden, usually in the premises at the FoES interacting departments. The course "Interdisciplinary project on energy systems " has fewer mandatory gatherings than other courses. The course "Practical interdisciplinary research in the energy field" will be given over a longer period of time (1-2 years) with recurrent gatherings.

A course committee develops and follows up the courses and suggests examiners for the courses. The head of the course committee is the research director of studies for FoES and members of the course committee are, besides the research director of studies, three-four supervisors (or another senior researcher) as well as a student representative from FoES.

Ongoing courses
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Research projects
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The origin of the Graduate School
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Energy research at Linköping University
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