SCCER-SoE/NRP70 PhD School 2015

Reaching the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 targets for HydroPower and GeoEnergy
13 - 16 October 2015 at Grimsel Hospiz, Guttannen

The Swiss Competence Center on Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE), with support of the National Research Programme „Energy Turnaround“ (NRP 70), is organizing a PhD School focusing on HydroPower and GeoEnergy. Join the PhD School in the middle of Grimsel to experience four days full of interdisciplinary discussions, presentations, group work, and excursions to the Nagra Grimsel underground test site as well as the power house and the dam of Grimsel 2. It is the goal of the PhD School to present you a profound overview of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 and the latest developments and future prospects of HydroPower and GeoEnergy.

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Who can participate?

The SCCER-SoE/NRP70 PhD school addresses PhD students and postdocs of ETH institutions, Swiss universities, and universities of applied sciences who are working in the field of HydroPower and GeoEnergy.
The number of participants is limited to 45. PhDs, postdocs, and scientists funded by the SCCER-SoE and NRP 70 are particularly encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.

How to apply

Registration is required until August 15, 2015.


PhDs will obtain 1 ECTS for the SCCER-SoE/NRP70 PhD School.
The knowledge acquisition will be evaluated based on a personal student report and a test.


Thanks to generous sponsors, the SCCER-SoE/NRP70 PhD School can be offered for free.
Only the travel costs have to be borne by the participants.



Grimsel Hospiz, Historic Alpine Hotel
3864 Guttannen



Ueli Wieland:
Anton Schleiss:
Thomas Driesner:



The SCCER-SoE is organizing the PhD School with support of the NRP 70 and in cooperation with KWO Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG as well as Nagra.