Due to the corona pandemic, the new class of the extra-occupational course of study "Wind Energy Technology and Management (Wind Studies)" will not begin this year in September as planned, but only in November. Interested parties can still apply until 31 August. With the Wind Study Program, the Center for Wind Energy Research (ForWind) at the University of Oldenburg offers the first academic continuing education program in Germany specifically for the wind energy industry.
The course is aimed at specialists and managers from various disciplines of the wind energy industry as well as lateral entrants from other branches of industry. "The wind study programme offers scientific further education at master's level and is closely oriented to the needs of the industry", says study director Moses Kärn. It is becoming increasingly important for the wind industry to prepare for the next phase of the energy turnaround. "That is why the wind study programme deals, for example, with foreign markets and with the marketing of wind power beyond the Renewable Energy Sources Act and sector coupling".
The lecturers impart specialist and orientation knowledge from the fields of technology, economics, law and project planning. In a project work the students plan a wind farm in interdisciplinary groups as a virtual company and apply the acquired knowledge realistically. They also develop concepts for the technical management and commercial management of their wind farm. In this way the students gain important skills to successfully design and operate wind farms. The now more than 300 graduates form a lively alumni network.
The wind studies are a joint project of ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen, the WAB e.V. (Wind Energy Agency) and the City of Oldenburg. The Wind Study is financially supported by GE Wind Energy GmbH, Nord/LB and UKA Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen GmbH & Co. KG.
Further information on the study programme, dates and application forms can be found at: www.windstudium.de
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