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3rd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event

Universities in the Energy Transition: Focus on Smart Energy Systems and Communities

The 3rd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event will explore how European universities can further cooperate in research and education activities in the fields of energy system integration, smart systems and the role of energy consumers.
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Hosted by University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

21 - 23 November 2016

  • The 3rd UNI-SET Clustering Event (ECE) will take place on 21-23 November 2016 and will be hosted by the University Politehnica of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania.

    The event is the third of a series of UNI-SET “Energy Clustering Events” which will take place in 2016 and 2017 to discuss and stimulate the development of innovative research and education programmes in the energy field. The events seek to mobilise the European university community to tackle the “energy challenge” by fostering exchange and collaboration between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, framed by the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the Energy Union.

    The event in Bucharest will provide opportunities for clustering, consortia building and knowledge sharing. The main themes of the event, around which sessions will be programmed, are derived from a core priority of the SET-Plan:

    • ‘The future smart EU energy system, with the consumer at the centre’ (Core priority 2)

    The event is organised in the framework of the FP7 UNI-SET project, an action implemented jointly by the European University Association (EUA) and KU Leuven, representing the universities in KIC InnoEnergy. The UNI-SET ECEs are mainly intended for EUA member universities participating in the UNI-SET Universities Survey.


    The event will offer insights into innovative programmes and approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective through examples, lessons learnt and other best practice. The conference participants will also contribute to the development of a roadmap and ultimately a strategic agenda for universities as important stakeholders in the future energy society. The overall goal is to strengthen inter-university cooperation and thus the voice of universities in the development of energy policy at EU level. The goal is also to make visible the substantial contribution of universities in implementing the European Energy Union.


    The UNI-SET Energy Clustering Events provide a platform for networking and exchange of views with a forward-look towards the future energy society and the need to better prepare the next generation of Master and Doctorate graduates. Specifically, the events will be of interest to university leaders in the field of energy (e.g. rectors and vice-rectors, deans, heads of institutional energy initiatives, with an interest in innovative approaches for energy research and education), as well as other stakeholders from the energy research, education and policy development.


    Online registration is now closed. 

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    EU-flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh 
    Framework Programme for research, technological development and 
    demonstration under grant agreement no 609838.
  • About the University Politehnica of Bucharest

    University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and one of the most prestigious universities in Romania with 28 000 students and 2300 staff. Its traditions are connected to the founding of the first higher technical school in 1818.

    Today, the Politehnica University of Bucharest is undergoing a continuous modernisation process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great significant universities in Europe and all over the world. Its mission is professional training, through creative education, innovation, knowledge and scientific research – elements that define the distinctive profile of the university.

    The University Politehnica of Bucharest aims to be present among European universities able to design and optimise processes that can lead to a knowledge-based society, to reach the goals of sustainable economic growth, of more jobs and of stronger economic and social cohesion, in compliance with the provisions of the 2002 European Council in Lisbon and European Council in Barcelona the same year.


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