Dr. Ruth Mourik has joined the Academic advisory Board of the Hanzehogeschool Groningen that started a brand new master programme ‘Energy for Society’ in 2018. The Academic Board set up the Master programme. Ruth furthermore joined the Professional Board for the Master programme.
The master programme will educate students to become Energy Transition Strategists. The curriculum has a strong focus on the local and regional levels of energy transition. Students will acquire a broad range of competences, ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. Skills needed to initiate and support local and regional energy transition projects entrepreneurially.
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Dr. Ruth Mourik has joined the Avisory Board of TrUST, Transdisciplinarity for Urban Sustainability Transition, a research project that aims at better understanding how to achieve more efficient and effective inter/trans-disciplinary research and education for urban sustainability transitions.
Dr. Ruth Mourik is involved in the Energy-SHIFTS project. The purpose of this working group is to identify the top 100 Social Sciences and Humanities research questions relating to energy efficiency, which are believe need to be given funding through the EU’s new Horizon Europe programme. The Energy-SHIFTS working group reports directly to policy officers in the EC’s DG for Research and Innovation. Specifically, to those who write the Social Sciences and Humanities funding calls for energy to best account for cutting-edge SSH thinking.