European Student Energy Summit 2014


When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, the UK

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The inaugural European Student Energy Summit (ESES) will take place on June 19-20, 2014 at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is one of the five Regional Student Energy Summits that will happen simultaneously in Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. The Regional Summits are modeled after the wildly successful International Student Energy Summit (ISES). ISES most recently saw students from 64 different countries descend upon Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in June 2013 and received a personal commendation from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Known as ‘the energy capital of Europe,’ Aberdeen is a natural choice for the second Student Energy summit that will take place on European soil. Since the discovery of oil in the North Sea during the 1960s, people from all over the world have been attracted by the subsequent economic boom that it caused. It is thus not surprising that energy is one of the University of Aberdeen’s main research themes, which makes the institution well positioned to host the forum of 300 multidisciplinary students who will discuss their role in a transition to a sustainable energy future, both for their region and for the world.

ESES will present a mix of keynote speeches, panels and a heavy dose of interactive sessions; programming that is designed to generate discussion, ideas, and solutions from the students delegates. This event will address geographically focused issues, such as the future of shale gas or the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Europe’s actions will also be linked to the larger context of global energy dynamics, through the multidisciplinary, balanced and robust program built on three pillars, Markets and Regulations, Global Energy Dynamics, and Technology and Innovation.

Over forty years of experience in oil and gas operations has established Aberdeen as one of the most influential and innovative energy cities in the world. Aberdeen is home to a unique concentration of around 900 energy related businesses, agencies, government bodies and research institutes. This innovative, experienced and resilient energy city continues to lead global energy standards across the world. The European Student Energy Summit will leverage and showcase this wealth of experience to the students from across the continent who are passionate about the future of energy development.

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Jan Wypijewski

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of YoungPetro, in pursuit of his B.Sc. degree in Oil&Gas Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

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