Climate & Energy


Week 1


The demand for renewable energy is constantly growing, raising questions about its technological potential and its socio-economic and political implications. These questions will be addressed during the first week. Specific solar and hydropower potentials or the areas required to supply material for biomass power plants are some of the issues to be examined in this context. Geographic Information Systems and other modeling frameworks also help us tackle some of these questions. The results are highly relevant for further planning and funding decisions and associated schemes.

Political decisions occurring at levels from the local to the international also contribute to this growing demand for renewable energy sources. The political context of climate change, climate justice and the current energy transition, has been strongly influenced by international climate negotiations, from Kyoto to Copenhagen and now Paris. Meanwhile, local demand for renewable energy is generated by communities discussing energy self-sufficiency and potentials of increased regional economic value added from renewable energies – for instance, in the context of the German Energiewende (energy transition). Many of these changes remain highly contested at all levels, international and local.



Prof. Dr. Peter Christoff
University of Melbourne

Dr. Markus Biberacher
ispace Research Studios Austria

Prof. Dr. Manfred Miosga
University of Bayreuth


Week 2

Energy Conversion Technology and Storage of Thermal Energy

The future enery supply has to be secure, affordable and environmentally friendly. This is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The course covers fundamental knowledge, specific case studies as well as possible solutions for novel energy systems from an engineering point of view.

For more information click on the flyer below:

Flyer Enery (Climate) 2017



Prof. Dr. Sotirios Karellas
National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erwin Franquet
Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Brüggemann
University of Bayreuth


- 3 ECTS available -


Please have a look on our short video for the upcoming course:

Video Shot Energy & Climate



Those who want to get a short impression of upcoming courses, please click on video below:

Video Shot African studies


The Campus-Akademie is a special department of the university, responsible for further education and event management. Therefore together with the International Office the Campus Akademie hosts the annual Bayreuth International Summer School.


The International Office advises international students and scholars who are studying, teaching, and doing research at the University of Bayreuth. In addition to assisting students, we function as the university's point of contact for international affairs as well as being responsible for maintaining the university's international relations and partnerships.

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