Summer School 2024 on Energy Security

CNESS Summer School 2024 on Energy Security

Tampere University, Tampere – Finland
10. June – 16. June 2024
30h contact teaching (F2F), 2 ECTS
The summer school
CNESS Summer School provides the opportunity to attend an intensive academic program with lectures covering the most prominent energy-related topics (politics, engineering, construction, business, etc.).  The one-week intensive course includes both theoretical elements and practical training through case studies, mock cases and discussions. The 2024 version of our summer school will have a strong focus on energy security which includes a wide range of areas, disciplines, and challenges. Furthermore, the summer school offers visits to energy facilities (e.g., Onkalo spent nuclear fuel repository), guest lectures from professionals, a poster session and a social program to introduce the participants to Nordic life and culture.
What we aim for
CNESS Summer School aims to support the development of the students’ competencies in topics related to energy and climate neutrality through a multidisciplinary program. After the summer school, participants will gain an understanding of the energy systems in their full complexity, across disciplines and in the light of current energy security-related challenges (e.g., policy, grid management, nuclear energy, etc.). The course also offers students access to a platform and network of researchers from different fields and backgrounds that will support their future careers in the area of energy research and beyond.
Whom we are looking for
We are looking for highly motivated postgraduate students (masters or PhD) and early-stage researchers from all energy-related disciplines. In addition, we invite young professionals from governmental institutions, companies, think tanks and NGOs to apply too. Approximately 20 students will be admitted to the summer school to ensure interactive courses and discussions. The selected students are expected to participate fully in the program by attending all classes, lectures and site visits.
All applicants must present their current research project or professional work related to energy security (international politics, grid management, energy transition, nuclear safety, etc.) in a poster presentation during the summer school. The poster (size ‘AO’, portrait format and printed beforehand) should briefly summarize the applicant’s work to a multidisciplinary audience. The best poster will be awarded at the end of the summer school.
Fee and other costs
The summer school is free of charge. Furthermore, CNESS covers the accommodation costs at a hotel in the city centre of Tampere, close to four small hydropower plants built between 1916 and 1938. CNESS does not cover transportation costs from the student’s host country to Finland and back.
How to apply
Please send the following documents via email to Carl Muth – carl.muth(at) 
• CV (max 2 pages)
• Motivation letter (1 page)
• List of publications (if available)
• Abstract of your current research/work for the poster presentation (300-400 words)
Application time:
01.12.2023 – 29.02.2024 (decision will be made by March 15, 2024)
Contact Person
Carl Johannes Muth – carl.muth(at)
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There are four power stations and three dams located along the Tammerkoski rapids. Picture: Carl Johannes Muth