1st Unite! Spring School on Energy

Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Monday, May 17th - Wednesday, May 19th 2021, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm CEST

An online initiative organized within the framework of the Unite! European University Alliance financed by the Erasmus+ program.


Background and Objectives of the School

The 1st Unite! Spring School aims to raise the interest of MSc students to work on a MSc thesis on selected sustainable energy topics, of common interest for the Unite! partners, in the perspective of a future application to a PhD. 

The School is open to MSc students from all 7 partner Universities.

The official language of the School will be English.

The School will combine:

  • lectures by internationally renowned scholars from the 7 Unite! universities;
  • the presentation of MSc thesis proposals on the School topics;
  • presentations by PhD students during testimonial sessions;
  • “serious games” on Energy and networking sessions;
  • online social events;
  • “business” lunches with external stakeholders.

A Unite! certificate of attendance will be provided to all regularly attending students.

No registration fee is required for participating students.



Lectures will be offered on the following topics:

  1. Batteries & Energy Storage
  2. Catalysts & Fuel Cells
  3. Hydrogen
  4. Bioenergy
  5. Smart Grids
  6. Sustainable Nuclear

Program application/pdf (712,25 kB)


International Program Committee

Sam Cross (Aalto University); Tanja Drobek (Technical University of Darmstadt); Rahmatollah Khodabandeh (KTH Royal Institute of Technology); Maria de Fátima Montemor (IST / Universidade de Lisboa); Francesc Sepulcre Sánchez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya); Jean-Luc Schanen (Grenoble INP / Universite’ Grenoble Alpes); Roberto Zanino (Politecnico di Torino).  


Local Organizing Committee

Maria Letizia Aghemo; Arianna Armao; Roberto Bertonasco; Marco Bonino; Eugenio Brusa; Carlos Castro; Sara Cravero; Monica Ferraris; Alberto Godio; Maurizio Pioletti; Piergiorgio Rossi; Elena Maria Zandri; Roberto Zanino.


For further information regarding the Spring School registration or any other questions, please contact the Spring School organizers: UniteSpringSchool@polito.it