Azerbaijani representatives of the REFRESH project took part in a business trip to Technical University of Denmark

4/22/20241 min read

In the framework of the REFRESH project, a study visit to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) of the Kingdom of Denmark was held. Representatives of Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC), Azerbaijan Technology University (ATU), Ganja State University (GSU), Mingachevir State University (MSU), Lankaran State University (LSU), and Sumgayit State University (SSU) represented their institutions during the visit.

The main purpose of the study visit is to improve the existing curricula in the field of alternative and recovered energy of local partner universities and to orient them towards innovative directions.

On the first day of the study visit, representatives of UNEC and local partners provided information about their institutions to the team of the Technical University of Denmark under the REFRESH project and made presentations to DTU representatives about the current state of their programs in the alternative energy field.

During the 5-day study visit, trainers from DTU under the REFRESH project such as Mads Peter Sørensen, Jalal Kazempour, Per Sieverts Nielsen, Martin Brynskov, Ivano Eligio Castelli, Henrik Madsen, and others presented bachelor's and master's programs in engineering specialties related to recovered energy sources, forecasting of recovered energy production (wind, solar, water), adaptation from the consumer aspect, and sustainable energy technologies to participants. In addition, during the teaching of disciplines related to sustainable energy systems, the use of artificial intelligence, recovered energy sources such as solar and wind energy, heating systems, and the analysis of syllabi for improvement purposes were discussed, and recommendations were made.

On the following days of the study visit, workshops were conducted for the participants of the visit on the exchange of ideas for the development of programs of partner local higher education institutions. Within the framework of the workshops, extensive discussions were held on program portfolios, content, and teaching materials.

On the last day of the study visit, ToT sessions were conducted for local partners by the DTU trainers.