BESTspresso! Emerging Energy Distribution Methods

General description

- Would you like to enjoy a hot cup of BESTspresso in the northern city of Aalborg (settled back in the viking days)?

- Would you like to meet and network with 24 other young engineering/science students from many parts of the world?

We nickname this a ?BESTspresso? course, as the name symbolises what the participants should expect: A concentrated amount of strong knowledge, in a short amount of time.

Academic information

Content and topics:
You and 24 other top motivated students, with necessary qualifications will touch upon theory and practice, go through group-work and individual work, lectures and creative processes to touch upon some of the topics listed below. By focusing on thesse topics we seek to enable you and fellow BESTies to gain considerable and new insights, as well as opportunities to dive into dialog with others on the topics of sustainable energy distribution and technologies, emerging planning concepts and realistic implementation methods.
Learning goals and objectives:
Topics: - Thermoelectricity, thermoelectric devices and thermal energy. - Energy planning, sustainable energy systems, heat pumps. - District heating and cooling systems. - Innovation and creativity methods and processes. Our aim is to provide you the participant with more knowledge and tools to come up with solutions that are needed by companies, organisations, governments, communities and individuals in facing the ever more present reality of a world needing clean, prosperous, and secure energy.
Examination type:
Verbal group exam
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Mechanical engineering-, energy technology-, electronics-engineering students, physics/mathematics students or similar will be selected primarily. We encourage students of energy and environmental planning, sustainable management, or other related studies to apply also. Strong skills in English necessary, oral and written. Please provide a form of language skill documentation.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

University seminar rooms. Access to showers, toilets and cold/hot water. Bring a sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
Three meals a day, at least one warm.
Public transportation will be used (bus and train). All trips are already paid for by the course budget.