Education

The educational programme provides for first-rate recruitment opportunities for the industry. NOWITECH has so far financed 25 PhD students and 5 post-doctoral researchers. In addition, 10 PhD students and 2 post docs on offshore wind energy are on-going at NTNU with finance from other sources, but carried out in alignment with NOWITECH.

NOWITECH PhD student Tania Bracchi defended her thesis titled “Downwind rotor: studies on yaw stability and design of a suitable thin airfoil” in May 2014. She is now working at NTNU and active in wind energy research.
NOWITECH PhD student Tania Bracchi defended her thesis titled “Downwind rotor: studies on yaw stability and design of a suitable thin airfoil” in May 2014. She is now working at NTNU and active in wind energy research.

The PhD and Postdoc positions are carried out as an integrated part of the work packages. The Scientific Committee (SC) has the overall responsibility for developing the PhD and Post- doc programme. This include an active recruitment strategy, organization of joint PhD forums and training, exposing them to industry and leading international research groups by organising the PhDs and Postdocs in groups.

Master-students (MSc) are engaged in summer jobs with the research partners, and the partners are also active in proposing relevant subjects for their final projects and theses. The MSc education on wind energy has been enhanced at NTNU through NOWITECH, with the PhD and Postdocs assisting in the education, and the engaged professors cooperating through the Scientific Committee and other NOWITECH activities across faculties.