Challenges for the implementation of a European PhD for Thermal Energy Storage
Following the EC SET-Plan Education and Training Roadmap, the goal of Innovative Pathways to Thermal Energy Storage (INPATH- TES) is to create a network of academia, research institutes and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to implement a joint PhD programme in Thermal Energy Storage (TES). For the development of the PhD programme the presence of a wide range of stakeholders ensures the inclusion of knowledge, experiences and needs. The PhD programme with a total of fourteen basic common PhD courses, technology specialization courses and research management, dissemination and communication courses uses the possibility of competence and skills driven learning outcomes to educate future students. Through the carefully designed Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and
Achieved Learning Outcomes (ALOs), following the EIT pedagogical methodology, learners will receive knowledge up to the necessary specific level. Main challenges which were identified so far consist of the development of the programme, the implementation of the programme in each country and institution due to the structure, the doctoral training and the access to a PhD programme, the development of a Master degree programme (MSc) in Thermal Energy Storage, and to ensure the continuity of the programme after EU funding ends. The final result of INPATH-TES will lead to a qualification of professionals in TES technologies for European research institutions and industry companies.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0267
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada