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Be part of the Energy Transition

The renewable energy sector is booming. Especially in Groningen, you’ll experience this at first hand. You’ll find the best energy education and the best jobs for a green future right here. For all levels of education.

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A bright future awaits you with an education in energy. In 2030, tens of thousands of talented energy professionals will be needed. This of course will require a lot of expertise. In engineering, communication, commerce, psychology and more. Do you have an intereset in renewable energy? Read all about vocational courses, training courses, minors, masters and extracurricular activities.


MBO - vocational courses

At Alfa College and Noorderpoort, you can follow a regular technical education or a specialized one. For example, commercial energy technician.

If you already have an MBO (vocational) education, you can also specialize further with sustainable energy training courses, such as hydrogen or a heat pump technician certificate.

HBO - applied sciences

As a student of the Hanzehogeschool, you can follow an energy curriculum or route as part of your studies. These routes are multidisciplinary and can be followed if you’re a technical or engineering student, but also if you’re following an economic or social studies programme. Do you only want to follow a minor? Or do you want the full package, graduating in energy or a master’s degree? It's all possible.

WO - academic courses

At the University of Groningen (UG), you’ll find several bachelor and master programs specialized in sustainable energy. Not just in natural sciences, but also in law, psychology or economics. You can also take up the themes of energy and sustainability during or after your studies.

Postacademic courses

New Energy Academy offers a wide selection of energy certificates and courses for professionals. The UG offers postgraduate education.

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Jobs and professions in the energy sector

The energy transition requires a great number of new craftspeople, professionals and experts from all fields. And not just in technology. Think for example of energy law, communication, behavioral studies, economics, architecture and ICT: everything touches on the energy transition.