皇家理工学院

Climate adaptation of a renewable energy system (licentiate)

项目介绍

School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Civil and architectural engineering with a specialization of hydraulics and engineering hydrology.

Globally, renewable energy is available to a sufficient extent to cover human needs. Problems, however, is to ensure electrical transmission and storage of energy to avoid power shortages. This project studies the usefulness of Swedish and European hydropower as a storage resource with regard to the internationalization of the electricity markets and the importance of climate fluctuations for the availability of solar, wind and hydropower. A purpose is to evaluate the covariation between the energy types and climate indices, as well as to develop new objective functions in operational, planning models for energy production.

We are looking for candidates that have a five-year university degree with a focus on engineering science, including mathematics-statistics, hydrology and geosciences. You will be working with data from small-scale hydropower in collaboration with researchers from the Dept. of Sustainable development, environmental science and engineering (KTH), Division for Electric Power and Energy Systems (KTH), Swedish National Grid (SvK) and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

The funding for this project is provided by the the Swedish Energy Agency.

Supervision

The doctoral student will be supervised by Professor Anders Wörman, main supervisor. Assistant supervisors are available at KTH and SMHI

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Required are examined courses in mathematics-statistics corresponding to one semester, and certain knowledge in physics, hydrology and geosciences.

Knowledge in optimization theory, hydrology and water resources is meritorious.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Licentiate degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH’s website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

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皇家理工学院

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皇家理工学院是位于瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩的欧洲顶尖的理工大学,世界百强名校之一。
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