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Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st Century

 

LogoSeptember 1 - September 12, 2010

The IP "Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region in the 21st Century" is a programme jointly organized by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Københavns Universitet in cooperation with the following institutions:

 

 

 

FLYER 2010 (PDF)

POSTER 2010 (PDF)

AGENDA 2010 (PDF)


THEME

Energy is one of the foundations of modern civilisation. Without energy humankind would be unable to sustain its present growth in numbers or in standard of living. Energy security in the sense of guaranteeing a stable and sufficient supply of energy has, for this reason, long been an existential challenge, one which, with the economic rise of China, India and other "newly industrialising countries" in the last years, has become increasingly urgent. The question thus emerges as to how the expanding world economy in the 21ST century can be supplied with energy without international competition over dwindling resources leading to violent conflict.

 

At the same time, energy security on a global scale can no longer be reduced to the reliability of supply and the fairness of distribution. Since the global economy is primarily based on fossil source fuels, successfully meeting the rapidly rising demand for energy would result in grave consequences for the environment and the global climate. Thus, energy security in the future comprises not only the challenge of obtaining more energy, but also the task of developing  environmentally sound and sustainable forms of energy production and investing in the development of new and much more economical machinery and vehicles.

 

The summer school at the Humboldt University in Berlin will deal with both aspects of global energy security from a European perspective. On the one hand, Europe is, apart from a few exceptions, a continent lacking in raw materials; for this reason the reliability of supply is, to a great degree, dependent on imports from third world countries. On the other hand, Europe is one of the world's regions with the highest consumption of energy; a result is, therefore, the special responsibility Europe holds in protecting the global environment. Europe as an example provides an excellent opportunity to study how the challenges of the 21ST century – stable supply and ecological sustainability – can be brought into harmony with each other. This can

be pursued on the macro- as well as on the micro-level.

 

(1) Energy Security – Status and Perspectives in the Countries of Europe:

(2) Energy Politics of the European Union

(3) Energy and Environment

(4) Europe's Far North as a Test Case for Energy Security in the 21st Century

(5) Sustainability as a Challenge for City Development, Consumers and Producers


Course period
September 1 - September 12, 2010 Berlin


Student profile
  • Master students at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or an aforementioned partner institution with a strong interest in energy security in the Baltic Sea region
  • External participants (please read the section "External participants")


Course format
  • lectures/ seminars
  • field trips/ excursions


Credits and certificate
You will receive a certificate of attendance and 5 ECTS credit points.

Course size
about 30 participants


Accommodation
We offer rooms in Berlin for the duration of the course for participants from the partner institutions.


APPLICATION Please send the following information to
ip_energy@cms.hu-berlin.de
  • CV
  • letter of motivation (max 4.500 characters)
  • transcript / performance list
  • certificate of English language proficiency




Deadline
June 15, 2010 or when participant quota is reached

IMPORTANT
Participants must provide their own health, accident and liability insurance.

External participants

The course fee for external participants amounts to 150 Euro and covers:
* Academic lessons and excursions
* Cultural/leisure programme
* Information package and course materials
* certificate and ECTS credit points (5 ECTS)

The course fee doesn't include:
* travel costs
* board and lodging

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate you in our student hostel.
Please visit the following websites in order to find a place to stay:
http://www.berlin.de/international/index.en.php
http://www.hotel-gates.de/de/eroeffnung_city_east/
https://www.motel-one.de/2006/home.php?chid=54&m=3&lang=uk&sid=4c883602932ed090b7553065089c9ba2

To register for the course please send the following information to
ip_energy@cms.hu-berlin.de :
- CV
- letter of motivation (max 4.500 characters)
In order to receive ECTS credit points please send the following information in addition:
- transcript / performance list
- certificate of English language proficiency

Please note that your registration becomes valid only after you have paid the course fee.
Once you have received our acceptance letter, please transfer the course fee to our account:

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Bank account number: 512 6206 01
Bank routing number: 100 708 48
Berliner Bank AG
Reference: 5230 6112/energy/YOUR NAME
Swift code: DEUTDEDB110
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01

Please do not forget your name as the reference.
Humboldt-Universitaet requires all bank charges to be paid by the applicant.

Registration and information
Dr. Hendriette Kliemann-Geisinger

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Nordeuropa-Institut
Dorotheenstr. 24

D - 10099 Berlin

Tel: (+49 [0]30) 2093 4942
Fax: (+49 [0]30) 2093 9626
E-Mail:
ip_energy@cms.hu-berlin.de

Academic course information
Inken Dose

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Nordeuropa-Institut
Dorotheenstr. 24
D - 10099 Berlin

E-Mail:
inken.dose.1@staff.hu-berlin.de