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How real-life industry challenges train students in valuable job-ready skills

EIT InnoEnergy Master School has long recognised the benefits of embedding real-life challenges into their innovative master’s programmes. Giving students a chance to work with established businesses, start-ups, and even NGOs bridges the gap between theory and practice; however, what are challenges like from the students’ perspective? Brandon Vargas, in his second year of the Master´s in Energy Technologies programme at Uppsala University, shares his experience and what job-ready skills these challenges can provide!

Winning the Siemens Energy Challenge

Brandon was part of the winning team of the Siemens Energy Challenge, a dedicated activity for students of the Master’s in Energy Technologies. He shares, “My team was awesome and worked very hard to present our solution that obtains hydrogen from plastics with virtually zero emissions (acquiring hydrogen and carbon nanotubes in the process – two highly monetisable products!). We enjoyed every stage of the challenge – the stress, laughs, celebrating milestones, and ups and downs. The Siemens Energy staff really invested their time to help all participants improve the results. And of course, winning was amazing. They offered us an internship and will help us find investors for our solution!”

Master’s in Energy Technologies Information Session

9 November 2021. 15.00 CET. From Programme Journey such curriculum, thesis and university locations to Innovation & Entrepreneurship Journey such as field trips, summer & winter schools, industrial visits, case-based learning, real-life energy projects and more, join us for Master’s in Energy Technologies Information Session to learn everything you want to know about the programme. 


The session will be run by its Programme Director, Andreas Class from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Programme Coordinator, Albert Mihranyan from Uppsala University, allowing all participants to interact directly with the presenters and ask them any questions about their future career path!

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