Education & Training
Recognised at EU level
2014, in its SET Plan Education & Training Roadmap, the European Commission recognised the importance of district heating and cooling initiatives, such as a Master on District Heating and Cooling and a network of academic and industrial stakeholders in the sector. More importantly, in its Action 1.1.13, the roadmap emphasises that the heating and cooling, heat utilisation and thermal networks programmes “should be developed in cooperation with the Renewable Heating and Cooling European Technology Platform and the DHC+ Technology Platform”. This proves that DHC+ is on the right track with its Education & Training activities.
DHC+ Student Awards
DHC+ Student Awards competition aims to support students all over the world in their research activities on district heating and cooling and its technological, environmental, social and legal aspects. The best applicant receives from the DHC+ Technology Platform a research contribution of EUR 1000, an opportunity to present the research paper at the international event and to publish it in the International EuroHeat & Power magazine. Find more information on all Student Awards editions and their winners on the special Student Awards page.
DHC+ Summer School
DHC+ Summer School is organised every year, bringing together Master’s / PhD students and young professionals from all over Europe working in the fields of district heating and cooling, marketing and urban planning. During one week participants learn about current energy trends in district energy technology, integration of renewable energy sources, design and modelling of heat networks and EU funding opportunities. Find more information on the programme on the dedicated Summer School page.