University of Oldenburg
|Location||Oldenburg is a modern university city and Germany’s City of Science 2009. The city is the cultural and administrative hub of North West Germany with some 165.000 inhabitants.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting edge research. The pathways on the Oldenburg campus are short: the University‘s academic staff and administrative staff work closely together, using an interdisciplinary approach. Many are integrated into special research areas, research groups and European clusters of excellence. The University cooperates closely with more than 200 other universities worldwide and is also affiliated with non-university institutes in the areas of research, education, culture and business. The University of Oldenburg is preparing over 13,700 students for professional life. It offers a broad range of disciplines, from language studies, cultural studies and the humanities to educational sciences, art and musicology, the economic and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences and the new medicine and health science programmes established in 2012.
|Course focus||The Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy (PPRE) has been offered by the Institute of Physics at the University of Oldenburg since 1987. About 450 students from over 85 countries (particularly from Africa, Asia, Central and South America, but also from Germany and other industrialized countries) have successfully completed this 18 month degree programme. The overarching objective of PPRE is to teach students the fundamental principles and applications of renewable energy sources; special attention is paid to the possibilities for application in developing countries. Technical focuses include: teaching the physical foundations of renewable energy systems, technical implementation and economic conditions for the use of renewable energies, practical testing of components, decentralized energy supply systems, analysis and planning, concrete decentralized energy supply projects (case studies), contacts with firms and institutions in the area of utilizing renewable energy sources.
Graduate career prospects are currently very good, and not just in Germany. The market for renewable energies is growing. German companies are increasingly active at home and internationally. At the moment, graduates of the master’s programme in Renewable Energy are especially active in engineering and planning offices, as well as in research institutions. Additionally, there are many opportunities in international organizations and projects. Some graduates are also self-employed. In the meantime, a sort of global internship and job exchange in the area of renewable energy has developed, to a large extent because of the programme’s numerous international contacts and relationships, as well as because of its active alumni network. More and more students and graduates of the programme are profiting from this.
|Target group||PPRE is designed for scientists and engineers intending to pursue a professional career in the field of Renewable Energy.|
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Course begins||Early October (winter semester) each year|
|Course duration||4 Semesters = 2 years (1.5 yrs. in-class, 0.5 yrs. Master’s thesis)|
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)|
|Application deadline||15 October (1 year before entry) only for DAAD applicants from developing countries
15 January (9 months before entry) regular application deadline
Application is possible only online between August 15 and January 15 at:
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Maths
Institute of Physics
Phone: +49 (0) 441 798 -3544
Fax: +49 (0) 441 798 -193544