Friday, October 7, 2022

Apply to study renewable energy in Germany this winter

Travel to Germany in January 2023 and learn about the country's renewable energy system in cities and regions fully powered by renewable energy. Meet leaders from Germany and Minnesota who are involved in solving the social, technical, and political challenges of transforming industrial economies. The application deadline is Saturday, Oct. 15.
Apply now to learn abroad in Germany!

Explore Germany, a world leader in the transformation to sustainable energy systems and the inventor of the vision of cities and regions fully powered by renewable energy. Germany’s renewable energy system emerged through collaboration across political, business, and nonprofit sectors based in science.

Germany: Leading the Renewables Revolution
  • Travel dates: Tuesday, Jan. 3-Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023
  • Credit received: Students will receive three credits for CFAN 3520/5520. This course also fulfills Liberal Education requirements Global Perspectives and the Environment.
  • Eligibility: Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines.
  • Admission: Admission is by application. Visit the Germany: Leading the Renewables Revolution web page for application information.
  • Language prerequisite: None
Spend time in three cities known for sustainability—Dusseldorf, Saerbeck, and M√ľnster. These cities have excelled in advancing their renewable energy storage, combining heat, solar, and wind power, and the electrification of transportation in truly revolutionary ways.

Experience the political, social, and technological drivers behind renewable energy development. You will meet with Germany's top politicians, government officials, researchers, and educators, along with German university students, and learn how they advocate for and manage change.

The program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. For more information, visit the German: Leading the Renewables Revolution website or contact

Institute on the Environment