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Langesund Bad
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20(21)-25, August 2023

Information about NorRen Summer School 2024

NorRen Summer School 2023

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the University of Bergen (UiB), and the University of Oslo UiO) invite PhD-students working in the energy field to the Norwegian Research School in Renewable Energy (NorRen). Our focus in 2023 is on emerging topics and technologies for industry decarbonization.

The course is designed to provide state of the art insight into the roles of energy systems in industrial transitions, the development of novel energy carriers and renewable energy production, emission reduction schemes and technologies, as well as a range of factors at play in aligning industry with net zero.

Over the week, we will dive into cross-cutting issues such as questions of work and labour in a green economy, justice and transparency in global value chains, as well as transitions to a more circular economy. The program is preliminary, stay tuned for updates!

What can you expect?

  • Lectures by leading researchers and industry experts
  • Site visits to industry and insight into cutting edge technologies

  • The opportunity to discuss with top scholars and experts, as well as students from a wide range of disciplines

  • A collaborative educational environment and work in interdisciplinary groups on a topical project

  • Networking opportunities and social events


  • The course qualifies for 5 ECTS credits provided completion of a pre-work assignment, active contribution to group work and preparation of a final report.

  • Participation fee: NOK 7500 – covers full board. Participants must cover own travel to and from the summer school.

  • Courses start at 08:30 on Monday, August 21. Please plan for arrival a day ahead of time if necessary - accommodation at Langesund Bad is included from Sunday, August 20.

  • We most probably have a few additional places available to NorRen 2023. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible along with an e-mail to: (with NorRen 2023 in the heading). We look forward to hearing from you!

  • A detailed program is forthcoming.

Confirmed presenters and activities

  • Vebjørn Bakken, UiO:Energy and Environment - Course leader

  • Hongyu Zhang, NTNU – The European energy transition

  • David Jordhus-Lier, UiO – Work and labor in a green economy

  • Finn Gunnar Nielsen, UiB – Wind power

  • Knut Einar Rosendahl, NMBU –CO2 pricing mechanism

  • Tor Haakon Bakken, NTNU – Norwegian hydropower and industrialization

  • Tharan Mari Thune, UiO - Sustainability transitions and industrial change

  • Grete Rusten, UiB - The act of corporate greenwashing- strategies, allegations and regulations

  • Vito Laterza, UiO - Justice, transparency, and geopolitics in global lithium-ion battery value chains

  • David Cameron, UiO - Digitalization and industry

  • Site visits to: Herøya Industry Park in cooperation with Yara and Heidelberg Materials Sement Norge (Norcem)/ Brevik CCS with contributions by Aker Carbon Capture

  • More to come!