“Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe”
Universitatea din București
Iceland School of Energy
Centrul de Cercetare 3NanoSAE

Innovative teaching methods for tomorrows’ renewable specialists

The goal of this collaboration is to deliver the best graduate program in renewable energy in South East Europe. The project aims to lay the foundation for high-level training of the next generation renewable energy specialists by means of a two-way exchange platform between the MSc in Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources (SERA) graduate programme within the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bucharest and the MSc in Sustainable Energy / Engineering programmes offered by the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University. SERA harvests the pool of knowledge and expertise in electrochemical energy storage and conversion fostered by the 3NANO-SAE Research Centre at the University of Bucharest. The Iceland School of Energy is a world-renowned leader in geothermal energy research and education which SERA aspires to integrate in its curricula. Based on the rapid transfer of good practices in vocational training and innovation in teaching methods, the curriculum for the MSc in Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources will be further developed.


ITRES Conference

From practice, research and innovation to a smart specialization. Be part of an international team working for the reduction of greenhouse gas!

Date: 25 February 2022

Project Objectives

Researcher preparing probe
Open Educational Resources

We offer open access to modern teaching tools. Classes and explanatory videos will be made available on our website. Content is directed towards those within the field of renewable energy and to keen individuals aspiring to learn more.

Iceland School of Energy

Promoting the mobility of students and teaching staff between Romania and Iceland. 30 participants will be involved in different mobility actions within a total number of 155 days.

Results Dissemination

Instructors will improve their educational materials, intercultural and pedagogical skills and publish these results in specialized journals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The project takes place over 11 months from October 1st, 2020, to August 31st, 2021, and aims to
develop master's degrees in renewable energy from the University of Bucharest and Reykjavik
University. This will create a common educational platform, based on expertise on various forms of
alternative energy, including electro-chemical energy convectors and geothermal energy.

Participating students will work in an international environment, improving their knowledge and skills
about the implementation of renewable energies. They will benefit from lectures and coaching
sessions from international educators specialized in different types of renewable energies. Part of their
activity includes synthesizing information, preparing reports and delivering presentations. Students not
directly involved benefit from open educational materials and case studies.

To apply for the mobility, send your CV and cover letter to the contact address, following the instructions here. You will be contacted for an interview.

The student mobility is scheduled for February, March and August 2021. Depending on the medical situation, for the safety of the students, the travels may be rescheduled for a later period.

The open educational resources are currently under development. When ready, they will be uploaded on the project website, on the UB and UR website, and on YouTube.


01-31 March 2021


It is proposed that in-class learning be replaced with modern distance learning techniques in order to avoid delays in knowledge dissemination. The proposed e-Mobility content amounts to 3 ECTS. Reykjavik University faculty and industry experts will provide online learning material for registered students via RU’s online Learning Management Platform, Canvas. Lectures cover the topics of energy in Iceland, geothermal energy and systems, hydroelectric power, energy policy and electric power systems. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through the lectures when considering a potential application of renewable energy solutions in Romania.

July-August 2021

Romanian students travel to Iceland*

The proposed course is a one-week 3 ECTS intensive field course that connects the online course material taught during March with the real-world applications in Iceland. Through the knowledge gained in this course, the main drivers of sustainable energy are identified, and the opportunities and challenges involved in meeting demand are discussed.

*Should pandemic restrictions prevent the planned activities, the mobility will be postponed.

                October 2021

Higher Education in the Field of Renewable Energy

Meeting of the professors from the two partner universities in order to discuss student projects, educational resources produced, and future plans for collaboration and the development of renewable energy master's degrees.

October-November 2021

Icelandic students travel to Romania


February 2022

Project Results Dissemination Conference

Project results presentation open for all interested parties (professors, researchers, renewable energy companies, local authorities, students). Since it brings together all agents, the event will be helpful in establishing contacts for future projects.


Lecturer Dr. Sanda Voinea

“Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe”

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