UNU-GTP Programmes

The UNU-GTP has three main activities:  The Six Month Training Programme MSc and PhD Fellowships Workshops and Short Courses The core focus of the

UNU-GTP Programmes

The UNU-GTP has three main activities: 

The Six Month Training Programme
MSc and PhD Fellowships
Workshops and Short Courses

The core focus of the UNU-GTP is an annual six month specialized training programme initialized in 1979.  New countries are continuously added in the training but care is taken not to spread the efforts to thin. Experience strongly suggests that it is necessary to build up groups of ten or more geothermal specialists in a given country in order for technology transfer to be successful and sustainable.

In association with the Six Month Training Programme a leading geothermal specialist is invited every year to give a series of lectures over a duration of one week on a specific geothermal subject. The lectures are open to all interested in geothermal sciences.

The UNU-GTP also offers an opportunity for outstanding Fellows to pursue their MSc and/or their PhD degree through a cooperation with the University of Iceland (UI) and Reykjavík University (RU). The Six Month Training Programme counts 25% towards the MSc degree.

Furthermore the UNU-GTP plans and executes annual Workshops and Short Courses in geothermal development in selected countries in Africa (in Kenya which started in 2005), Central America (El Salvador which started in 2006), and Asia (in China in 2008). The courses are set up in cooperation with the energy entities in the respective regions. A part of the objective is to increase cooperation between specialists in the field of sustainable use of geothermal resources.

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