Fit4Future Summer School 2024: “Powering tomorrow: Doing research for a sustainable energy transition”

The Fit4Future Summer School 2024 will be a dynamic learning environment where postgraduate excellence meets the challenges of tomorrow. Our thematic focus for this edition is the critical transition to sustainable and clean energy. Against the backdrop of the escalating challenges of climate change, this focus on sustainable energy solutions is more important than ever.

Throughout the programme, participants will engage with the various aspects of sustainable energy, explore the role of different transformation paradigms for the energy transition and assess the transformative power of renewable energy transition pathways in an interdisciplinary setting. Our renowned international experts will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments through lectures, workshops and field trips, creating a dynamic learning environment that encourages critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving.

Join us in 2024 for an exciting journey into the future of sustainable energy, where knowledge, ideas and solutions come together to shape a cleaner and more resilient world.

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  • Online sessions CET: 24 May 13:00-15:00/ 17 June 14:00-18:00/ 05 July   14:00-18:00
  • Onsite sessions in Cottbus, Germany: 10-12 September
  • Onsite sessions in Poznan, Poland: 12-13 September
  • Optional Writing Retreat at Haus des Wandels e.V. Steinhöfel/ Germany: 14-15 September

Target participants

  • PhD students
  • Advanced master students
  • Researchers and teaching assistants
  • Professionals working in the field of energy transition

Programme includes:

  • Two days visit to Poznan with workshops at Adam Mickiewicz University and the Poznan University of Technology.
  • A field trip to a coal mine in Lusatia
  • An opportunity to join a writing retreat at Haus des Wandels e.V. in Steinhöfel with further excursion options


No participation fee will be charged. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and transport costs. Scholarships will be available for those in need. Please contact rabiu(at) for further information.


For application, please register via this LINK

Contact: Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben, melanie.jaeger-erben(at)