New training commences for professionals in bioresources 

The Graz University of Technology network has gained EU funds for two new European Masters courses
“Biorefinery Engineers” and “Bioresource Value Chain Managers” start in 2017

Professionals in the fields of biorefinery technology and bioresources management are currently just as much in demand around the world as they are rare. Brigitte Hasewend, co-founder of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance and responsible at the Graz University of Technology for international research partnerships, explains: “The European industry desperately needs experts in the field of bioresources, where currently, however, there are gaps in education and training”.

The eseia project “BioEnergyTrain” (BET) should go some way towards closing these gaps, through two new European Masters courses at the Graz University of Technology and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, which will be established under its framework. BET has succeeded against tough international project competition and will be supported by the EU with four million Euros from Horizon 2020 funding. One and a half million Euros will go to Austria, of which the major portion will be in Styria. A total of 13 scientific and business partners from Austria, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia and the Netherlands are involved in the highly practice-based Masters courses.

Further information:

Mag. Brigitte Hasewend
eseia Geschäftsführerin
Internationale Strategische Forschungspartnerschaften der TU Graz
Mobil: +43 664 60 873 5280