Starting in 1987, the Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) has since then graduated more than 400 participants from over 79 countries in 25 years.
Students (who must hold a 7-semester (210 CP) Bachelor's degree in engineering or science in order to be admitted) with some professional experience in the field of energy study the theory and applications of renewable energy systems, test their skills in labs and outdoor experiments, visit companies and sites, and do an external training in industry or research institutes. The programme is completed with a thesis project.
Successful participation is awarded with an MSc degree. PPRE´s alumni made their careers in industries, consultancies, government bodies, NGOs or in research institutes.
The university keeps good contacts to alumni, who are taking part in regional seminars or are invited to give lectures for the present students. Networking with alumni includes a newsletter, e-mail distribution lists, internet platforms and visits.
The programme has cooperation agreements with universities abroad with the aim of intensifying the exchange of staff, students and curricula in the field of postgraduate renewable education.
The development of distance teaching units is in progress; the use of internet-based modules in cooperation with partner institutions started in 2004 (Modules Energy Economics & Energy Meteorology).