IRES-8 project partners

The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is the UK’s leading research centre in Electric Power Engineering. This centre involves 21 academics, and more than 120 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.  It was the first university in the world to teach Power Systems Engineering at Masters level, a course which has been running for over 50 years.

University of Bologna
University of Bologna

The University of Bologna is the oldest university in the western world.  Energy related research is carried out in 23 of the University’s 33 departments.

University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

The University of Zagreb is the oldest and largest university in South-East Europe, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing is the leading R&D institution in the Croatia.  Across the faculty 17 professors, 15 research assistants and 41 PhD students are involved in energy research.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is the second largest university in Norway.  The Energy Team includes around 200 professors and 500 PhD students and post-doctoral Research Associates.

Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is one of the top two universities in China, and the Department of Electrical Engineering has 2 members of staff and 36 alumni who are Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.  About 1,000 of the University’s 3,500 international students are studying energy related disciplines.

North China Electric Power University
North China Electric Power University

North China Electric Power University is a “211”  and “985 ” university and has close links with two of China’s state power grids and five power generators.  The University hosts a number of key state laboratories including: Power Systems with Renewable Energy; Biomass Power Generation; Thermal Power Engineering & Technology Research Centre; Laboratory on Condition Monitoring and Control for Power Plant Equipment and the Research Centre of Energy Efficiency, the Clean Conversion and High Efficient Utilization of Coal.

Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University is a “211” and “985” university and the School of Electrical Engineering hosts the State Key Research Centre of Active Distribution Networks, Ministry of Education Research Centre on Electric Drives and State Wind Power Engineering Research Centre.

Smart Grid Research Institute of China State Grid Corporation
Smart Grid Research Institute of China State Grid Corporation

The State Grid Research Institute was established in 2011 as a high-tech research institute of China State Grid.  In addition to its headquarters in Beijing it has operations in Berlin (Germany) and Santa Clara (USA)

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