The objectives of UNI-SET are to:
Map energy-related Master, Doctorate and Research programmes across Europe
UNI-SET will develop interactive online maps displaying the spread and diversity of energy-related Master, Doctorate and Research programmes offered by European universities.
Identify the skills and professional profiles required by the European energy sector
UNI-SET aims to identify the skills and professional profiles needed in the European energy sector, both in the short and long term, through a survey designed for employers and through a series of workshops.
Discuss the strategic role of universities and facilitate cooperation
UNI-SET intends to act as a sustainable open platform to facilitate the creation of synergies between universities, foster intra-European and multidisciplinary collaboration and provide a welcoming and inclusive forum for new entrants into the European energy research landscape. The online maps displaying the energy-related Master, Doctorate and Research programmes across Europe will allow energy stakeholders to identify institutions that work on energy topics and SET-Plan areas of their interest. The UNI-SET ‘Energy Clustering Events’ (ECEs) will also allow institutional and research leaders from universities to discuss the strategic role of universities in meeting the objectives of sustainable, low-carbon European society and will facilitate the establishment of new consortia to develop joint Master, Doctorate and Research programmes in the energy field.
Strengthen the voice of universities in European energy policymaking
UNI-SET aims to bring together European universities to present a collective voice in parallel with other major organisations that are part of the SET-Plan, such as the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and the European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs). Both EUA-EPUE and KIC InnoEnergy are observers in the EERA Executive Committee and have established a number of links with EIIs. UNI-SET also seeks to use its outcomes and deliverables to inform energy, research and innovation policies at the European level.