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Training at the Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University in Iceland (UNU-GTP)


Project Facts

Project objective: Increased awareness of and education in renewable energy solutions
Project promoter: Ministry of National Development
Type of institution: Government ministry
Project number: HU03-0007
Target group(s): Associations and representatives of associations involved in higher education, including relevant student, university, and teacher/trainer associations,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 190,000
Final project costs: € 188,676
From EEA Grants: € 160,375
The project is carried out in: KÖZÉP-MAGYARORSZÁG

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This is a project under the programme: Renewable Energy
Programme area: Renewable energy
Priority sector: Climate Change

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What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


The project enabled six Hungarian participants to study at the special training course called Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University in Reykjavík, Iceland with a support of HUF 57.7 million, with a grant rate of 100%. The scholarship covered the total cost of the fellows including travel, subsistence expenses and all costs associated with training. The donor project partner was the National Energy Authority of Iceland (Orkustofnun). The six-month postgraduate training course providing theoretical and practical knowledge aims to provide fundamental professional knowledge for the design and implementation of projects focusing on the utilization of geothermal energy in Hungary. Since the beginning of the training program in 1979, there were more than 600 students from 101 countries. The participants of the training have acquired scientific, engineering and management knowledge necessary for the use and utilization of geothermal energy, among others in connection with exploration of geothermal resources, geothermal well drilling technology, geothermal energy utilization methods and crucial technical information; furthermore, they also got acquainted with the institutional background, power plants and projects. The geothermal power of Hungary is very favourable, far above the world average. Use and utilization of geothermal energy in Hungary is of utmost importance, thus it is indispensable for our experts to acquire and utilize the related knowledge and experience. We are proud to report that according to the training director Lúdvík Georgsson, all six Hungarian participants successfully completed the program at an especially outstanding level.

Bilateral results


The involved donor project partner, United Nations University Geothermal Traning Programme (UNU-GTP)/Orkustofnun (OS) staff were participated in the implementation of the project. Thanks to this cooperation 6 Hungarian students had the opportunity to participate on the fascinating training provided by the UNU-GTP in Iceland. During the implementation of the project the participants established great cooperation and discussed on opportunities of further cooperation, e.g. preparation and implementation of joint international projects. Improved knowledge and understanding were the main achievements on bilateral level. Bilateral fund did not involve and contribute to strengthening bilateral relations at this project.


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