Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Course of lectures on energy systems and resource efficiency

ITAS set up a cooperative course of lectures for doctoral students together with partners at the KIT, the Hochschule Pforzheim, and the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart. Interested graduates can apply until 10 May 2016.
The "energy hill" in Karlsruhe: one of the possible objects of research in the ENRES course of lectures (Picture: Andreas Keller / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0)

This joint undertaking focuses on the integrated analysis of energy systems and resource efficiency, regarding both the technological and the socio-economic aspects. ITAS cooperates in this project with the Institute for Industrial Production (also KIT), the Centre for Applied Research at Universities of Applied Sciences – Sustainable Energy Technology at the Hochschule Stuttgart and the Institute of Industrial Ecology at the Hochschule Pforzheim.

The four research institutes of the participating universities offer a total of 12 doctoral scholarships for three years which are funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg in line with the State's support for Ph.D. students. The focus at ITAS is on three topics:

  • Analysis and assessment of the resource efficiency of cascade utilization of agricultural biomass
  • Strategies for the conservation of resources in urban systems – the relation between non-technical and technical approaches
  • Optimization of energy and resources in integrated concepts for the treatment of organic waste

Starting in July 2016, this program shall provide the opportunity to investigate innovative research topics and support the professional and transdisciplinary exchange of its members for the next three years. The participating institutes also offer joint courses for the doctoral students. (02.05.2016)

Further information:

  • Job advertisement on the ITAS website