Summer School on Energy Eсonomics

UNECON has been running the Summer School on Energy Economics for several years. It is aimed at bachelor, master students and young specialists, who start their work at energy companies in Russia and the EU.

The main idea of the Summer School program is to give direction to the future specialists in the context   of modern energy markets. The teaching staff is gathered not only from Unecon and our partner universities but from leading energy companies - Gazprom, Gazprom export, Gazprom Neft, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Wintershall Dea Russia GmbH and others.

Summer School usually takes place in August and lasts for two weeks. However, in the face of the pandemic we decided to run it online. Thus, the program will become the part of training for students and young specialists towards the Young Researchers’ Day, which will be held within the annual International Scientific Conference “Energetika XXI: Economy, Policy, Ecology” in November 2020.

The first issue of the School was launched on 24 June, and its main topic was the perspectives of the alternative energy and digitalization in energy and engineering companies in the current context. The main audience was students from UNECON (Department of regional economics and natural resource management (European countries and Asian-Pacific region) and specialized Gazprom Department) and Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. Students from other universities were also invited. Overall, more than 50 participants have joined the School.

The teaching body included Doctor Honoris Causa of UNECON Michael Kranhold from 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (Germany), Yakov Grabar, Gas Market Analyst, Gazprom export and Ya Chen from Shenzhen Kaifa Technology (Chengdu) Co., Ltd, China. The lively panel discussion was moderated by Stanislav Babich, associate professor of UNECON and Dr. Jens Haubrock, professor of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The leading expert in Nordic Countries Dr. Hans Jorgen Koch (Former Director General, Danish Ministry of Energy, Copenhagen) gave his valuable remarks within the discussion.

We hope that our Summer School will become a new form of collaboration between universities and leading companies, using advantages of distance learning for young specialists training and their adaptation at the initial stage of work.


Contact information

21, Sadovaya street,
191023 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Department of International Cooperation
+7 812 7105644