From September 26 to 28, 2023, the International University of Sarajevo, in its capacity as a partner of the Adrion Trainee Interreg project, organized a comprehensive summer school program. The event brought together a diverse group of over thirty participants eager to explore the realms of renewable energy and sustainability. This two-and-a-half-day endeavor was enriched by a series of lectures, hands-on training sessions, and engaging workshops, all designed to foster a deeper understanding of renewable energy and its manifold implications. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ismar Alagić, the Project Manager, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarik Namas, the Technical Manager, led the charge in delivering captivating and informative sessions throughout the event.
The summer school commenced with an insightful presentation of the Adrion Trainee project itself, providing attendees with an in-depth look at the project's goals, methodologies, and anticipated outcomes. Notably, the core focus of the program was the introduction of a master's program in renewable energy, which represents one of the project's primary objectives. Participants were presented with a comprehensive overview of this program, including its structured four-semester curriculum and the myriad advantages it offers to prospective students.
Diverse Range of Topics
The curriculum of the summer school spanned a wide array of topics related to renewable energy sources, ensuring a holistic and thorough exploration. Key areas covered included:
- Solar Energy
- Wind Energy
- Hydro Energy
- Geothermal Energy
- Biomass Energy
- Hydrogen Energy
- Heat Pumps
Additionally, participants explored topics such as energy storage, energy efficiency in housing and green buildings, waste energy management, and energy efficiency in the industrial sector. This comprehensive approach allowed attendees to gain a well-rounded understanding of the renewable energy landscape.
Exploring the Future
Looking ahead, the summer school program provided valuable insights into the future of renewable energy and sustainability. Attendees had the privilege of attending lectures that addressed crucial topics, including:
- Clean Technologies and the World Energy Perspective by 2050
- Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP)
- Millennium Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Quality Management Systems, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 5001
- Ethical Considerations in the Field of Energy
These forward-looking discussions equipped participants with a deeper understanding of the evolving landscape of renewable energy and sustainability, along with the ethical dimensions that guide these advancements.
In conclusion, the International University of Sarajevo's summer school program under the Adrion Trainee Interreg project served as a central platform for knowledge dissemination, fostering a new generation of professionals passionate about renewable energy and sustainability. The rich array of topics covered, combined with the expertise of the faculty, ensured that attendees left with not only knowledge but also a renewed commitment to shaping a sustainable future.