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First edition of online summer school on global energy transition at IVM
25 students from 15 countries received their certificates for successful participation in IVM’s first online summer school ‘The Global Energy Transition in a Fossil World’. The two-week course was organized by Dr Stephan Slingerland (EPA) and Dr Julia Blasch (EE) and introduced students to the leading theories, concepts, proposed solutions and current governance efforts regarding the global energy transition. The course was organized as a series of lectures and online excursions, in which students had the chance to meet important stakeholders of the energy transition in the Netherlands. Requirements to receive the certificate were participation in the online discussions, a short group presentation and a short essay. Although the online setting was a consequence of travel and contact restrictions due to the pandemic, many students appreciated the setting as it allowed them to follow the course next to other activities and obligations in their home countries. For the IVM team it was a great experience to share interesting discussions with a varied group of students from all fields and backgrounds.