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Lecture Series "Energy in Development"


The debate about sustainable energy for all is ongoing. It stresses the need to improve access to reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound energy services for sustainable development–a complex task that cannot be left to engineering alone. This public series of lectures aims to provide an overview of how different disciplines address the issues.

Since decentralized solutions play a crucial role in many scenarios for a sustainable future energy supply, especially in structural weak areas, they will constitute the focus of the lecture series “Energy in development”. The series’ main objective is to put energy systems in context and therefore to outline a variety of theories and methods across all disciplines and to discuss exciting new scientific breakthroughs that may impact the future development of a sustainable energy supply. Topics include technological innovations like ‘smart grids’ or ‘swarm electrification’ as well as the role of energy in the development process, life cycle assessment, energy supply as product service systems and perspectives of the users (socio-cultural context) of energy technologies. The variety of perspectives and methodologies provides possible starting points and linkages for research projects (Bachelor/Master) in the field of development cooperation.

The lecture series "Energy in Development" will be held every Tuesday from 18:00 to 20:00. It takes place in the MAR 0.011 at the Technical University of Berlin, Marchstraße 23.


The opening lecture took place on October 29th at the same time an place together with the Entwicklungspolitische Ringvorlesung.The program included several speakers introducing their work. Prof. Ziegler gave an academic perspective, while Daniel Philipp envisioned the "Future of electrification in 50 years". For a rather practical insight, Christian talked about the water project he, amongst others, is working on in Ethiopia at the moment. The speakers were available for discussion. From 19:45 onwards, we had the chance to connect over snacks and drinks.

Students will be awarded 1 ECTS for participating in this course.


For further questions, contact coordination-mes(at)ztg.tu-berlin.de.

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