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Kick-off meeting of MESfIA project: Innovation in Energy Education

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“Mastering Energy Supply focusing on Isolated Areas – MESfIA” is a new ERASMUS+ EU funded project that brings together EU and South East Asian countries to develop education and training at Postgraduate level on various aspects of energy engineering, dedicated to isolated regions and mainly islands.

Education on Intelligent Energy Systems, covering Energy Management, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) utilization, Energy conservation, Intelligent materials application to energy sector and Demand Side management have become a reality on most countries. However, there is need for more systematic training on the aforementioned issues for application on the fragile environment of isolated areas of South East Asian Countries.

In line with Sustainable Development Goals 4, 7, 11 and 13, MESfIA emphasizes in providing, via existing or new MSc programs of the partner countries, the capability to apply specific skills to help in the more efficient energy supply of isolated areas.

The project targets engineers/scientists at Post-Graduate level – preferably, focusing on countries with electrification issues and/or many islands; Higher Education Institutions, willing to strengthen collaboration between EU and Asian University; and current or future employees of the global and local energy industry.

During the Kick off meeting of the project in Crete, Greece, the partners focused on the first steps in implementing the project i.e. the state-of-the-art survey and the development of the training material.

MESfIA is implemented by highly experienced partners in Greece, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia and will run from November 2018 to November 2021.

Download the press release here.