ReNEWable World - Go Green or Go Home

General description

Do you want to know everything about Renewable Energy? If your answer was ‘yes’, with this course you will certainly see that there is a whole (ReNEWable) World that you can explore!

Throughout this course, you will become a master on how to go with the flow with hydropower, how to obtain a wind-wind situation with eolic energy and how to use solar energy to brighten our future. The current trend in technology is sustainable energy and what could be better than learning about this nature’s gift from the experts in this area? Portugal is now in the top three European countries that use the most percentage of renewable energy to produce electricity, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! We can guarantee you an excellent teaching staff, appealing academic program, receptive organisers and, on top of that, some surprises that will come ahead.

In this 10-day journey, you will also have the opportunity to experience the perks of living in the amazing city of Porto. We invite you to have loads of fun, make plenty of new friends from all around Europe and taste our delicious Francesinha! We can promise you will be stunned by our dazzling sunny beaches, nice weather and lovely people.

The wait is over! Apply for the BEST experience of your life!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Chemical Engineering , Civil Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Materials Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
The participants will gain some insight into renewable energy sources, namely hydropower, wind power and solar energy, always emphasizing their contribution to sustainability. They will have the opportunity to attend several lectures and possibly participate in field trips and/or company visits.
Learning goals and objectives:
Acquire multidisciplinary knowledge on Renewable Energy sources, get an overview of the technology behind them, as well as understand the environmental consequences of their implementation.
Examination type:
Oral Presentation
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter (interest in the topic, city, and willingness to have fun and meet new people) and answers to the questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Participants will be hosted in a Hostel or a University Residence.
3 meals per day, at least one of them hot.
Public transportation or by foot.