The 39th session of the UNU-GTP closed on Friday 13th of October, with 23 UNU Fellows in the six month specialized courses. The Fellows came from 10 countries: China (2), Djibouti (2), El Salvador (1), Ethiopia (3), India (1), Indonesia (3), Kenya (7), Malawi (1), Tanzania (2), and Vietnam (1). The Fellows were trained in: Reservoir Engineering and Borehole Geophysics (6), Geothermal Utilization (5), Geothermal Geology (5), Chemistry of Thermal Fluids (4), and Drilling Technology (3).
From 1979-2017, 670 scientists and engineers from 60 countries have completed the annual six month training. They have come from countries in Africa (39%), Asia (35%), Central and Eastern Europe (11%), Latin America (14%), and Oceania (1%). Amongst these have been 149 women (22%).
At the ceremony speeches were given by Lúđvik S. Georgsson, director of the UNU-GTP, Ingvi Már Pálsson, Director General for the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Guđni A. Jóhannesson, the Director General of the National Energy Authority, and Liu Donglin from China on behalf of the graduating class.