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SETS - Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies

In today’s world, a compromise must be reached between energy and sustainability. In this context, the EU must implement an integrated policy with fully competitive internal energy markets. The challenge is toprovide the same level of power while consuming less energy and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. Rising to that challenge will call for a new generation of researchers and high-level professionals, trained inan international and multidisciplinary research environment and equipped with the knowledge tools and research skills required to lead the technological transition.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS) is a joint doctoral programme delivered by three institutions: Comillas Pontifical University at Madrid, Spain, renowned for excellence in electricity market regulation; Delft University of Technology at Delft, The Netherlands,known for the quality of its research and teaching in applied industry and network economics; and the KTHRoyal Institute of Technology at Stockholm, Sweden, reputed for its expertise in electricity technologies. Three other prestigious universities also participate in the programme: Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, USA, an international standard-setter in energy economics and sustainability; Paris Sud 11, at Paris, France, renowned for the depth of its knowledge of network industry economics and management; and the Florence School of Regulation at Florence, Italy, Europe’s leading energy policy forum. 

The doctorate is designed to be earned in four years. During this period doctoral candidates perform trainingactivities (60 ECTS) and research activities. Their research is conducted in at least two of the three universities awarding the joint degree. Further off-site research at any of the other consortium universities isencouraged, chosen in keeping with the subject addressed and doctoral candidate interest.

From the outset, doctoral candidates participate in a research group at their home university as part of their learning experience. The mobility built into the programme ensures that they also collaborate with researchgroups at other universities to benefit from a variety of perspectives (computer models or simulation, experimental research, academic studies and so on) and university cultures. To qualify for enrolment, applicants must have a total of 300 ECTS credits, 60 of which attributable to amaster’s degree in engineering, and substantiate their command of the English language.
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