Programme Description

Following the ‘Energy Academy Certificate’ course allows everyone with an interest to learn about the energy transition in an interdisciplinary way. Throughout the academic year, interesting and inspiring lectures are held by top speakers from the Netherlands and abroad. To obtain the Energy Academy Certificate, you must follow 10 activities and apply the knowledge you have acquired. This can be done in two ways:  

  1. As a student of Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, you have to complete a minimum of 30 ECTS of interdisciplinary energy education 
  2. If you are not a student at one of these universities or if you do not follow energy education, you have to write an Energy Change Paper 

Obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate gives you a good basis for working on the energy transition and puts you one step ahead of others on your CV. 


Within the Energy Academy Certificate course, you have the opportunity to specialise by attending four or more specific lectures. You can choose between Global Energy Dynamics and Northern Energy Region.  

The Global specialization focuses on the developments around the world with speakers from the international network from New Energy Coalition. And the Northern Netherlands specialisation focused on the developments in the Northern Netherlands, including an excursion. Following a specialisation is optional. 

Extra: Breaking Boundaries Lectures

Sustainability is more than the energy transition. The documentary ‘Breaking Boundaries’ by David Attenborough and Johan Rockstrom shows how the disruption of nature on our planet depends on nine different boundaries. New Energy Academy will discuss a different boundary and potential solutions each month during one of the lectures. 

How does it work?

Energy Learning Activities 

Make sure you participate in 10 Energy Learning Activities during the course of your study. You can start at any time, as long as you have completed 10 Learning Activities upon graduation. We organise a minimum of 20 Energy Learning Activities per year: lectures, masterclasses, excursions, symposia, and debates, all on topics related to the energy transition. 

Every month we publish an update of our Energy Learning Activities. Do you want to keep up to date? Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram,Facebookor register for our newsletter. 

Energy Education Programme 

Collect 30 ECTS of interdisciplinary energy education at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen. If you are not a student at one of these universities or if you do not follow energy education, you have to write an Energy Change Paper. We have selected some examples for you! 

  • Click here if you are a student at Hanze UAS
  • Click here if you are a student at the University of Groningen
  • Click here if you want more info about the Energy Change Paper 

 Note, this course was formally known as the Energy Academy Certificate 

Energy Academy Certificate

Starting date:

Any date

Time of study:

10 Energy Learning Activity (1,5 hours) + 30 interdisciplinary energy ECTS or an Energy Change Paper

Enter requirements:

None, only a general interest in the energy transition




Online + option for offline (Groningen)