14th Annual Baku Summer Energy School
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
JULY 11-25, 2020
ADA UNIVERSITY, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN
Deadline for registration: May 15, 2020
Click below to view the Tentative Program Schedule:
Tentative Program (as of February 24, 2020)
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BAKU SUMMER ENERGY SCHOOL (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate program of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University held in July in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and BP in Azerbaijan. It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application.
In regards to the coronavirus outbreak
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we understand that you might have concerns or queries about the upcoming Baku Summer Energy School (BSES) currently scheduled for July 11-25, 2020. We would like to note that we are continuing to accept applications for BSES 2020 and encourage everyone interested in the program to apply by May 15.
Having said that, we continue monitoring the situation with the spread of the Coronavirus and recognize the possibility of postponing BSES2020 should the situation get worse. We will keep you updated as new information comes in.
Call for applications is now open!
Specialists dealing with energy and environment related issues are warmly invited to apply.
The Baku Summer Energy School studies a wide range of issues:
- Fundamentals of Energy, Global and Regional Energy Outlook, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Law, Electricity Market, Renewable Energy, Natural Resource Governance, and Energy Geopolitics.
A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin. Upon completion of the program, participants are issued a certificate signed by the Rector of ADA University and the President of State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic.
INSTRUCTORS AND SPEAKERS
The program provides a balanced approach in studying energy and the environment. BSES instructors and speakers are leading national and international experts from academia, public and private sectors:
- World renowned scholars in the field of energy and environment, such as: University of Oxford, Princeton University, Sciences Po, Russian Academy of Sciences, Total Professors Association, ADA University
- Ministers and heads of governmental agencies, such as: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Head of the State Oil Fund (SOFAZ), etc.
- Executives of (oil) companies such as SOCAR, TAP, BP, Exxon, TOTAL, Equinor, LUKOIL, etc.
While learning at the Baku Summer Energy School, participants will also enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities, including swimming in the legendary Caspian Sea. Living in downtown Baku provides excellent opportunities for night life, shopping, dining and sightseeing.
WHO CAN APPLY?
BSES is organized for both national and international specialists dealing with energy and environment related issues:
- Mid-career professionals from energy companies
- Policy-makers and civil servants from governmental institutions, embassies and international organizations
- Scholars/journalists/graduate students focusing their research on energy and environmental issue
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for the two-week certificate program, please click here. The deadline is May 15, 2020. Documents required for application are given below:
- Up to date CV
Basic information about applicant, education, employment history, relevant publications, and English language knowledge. The program requires advanced language skills. Applicants with a background in energy and/or environmental areas may add additional relevant information.
- Statement of Purpose
In no less than 250 and no more than 400 words, please describe your motivation for applying to this program. Tell us your future goals and career aspirations, and how the BSES program fits in with that vision. Both statement of purpose and scholarship application letters –if the applicant is seeking a scholarship- should be clearly written.
- Scholarship Application Letter
CCEE offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Please state the reasons for being considered for CCEE Financial Aid in the Scholarship Application Letter. Please note that this section cannot exceed 400 words (minimum 200 words).
- Valid Passport copy
Passport copy for foreign citizens, and ID Card copy for local applicants
Passport sized photo of applicant
Incomplete applications, as well as applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Tuition fee for the 2020 Baku Summer Energy School is 2500 EURO. The fee includes teaching materials, local transportation and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, luncheons and a welcome reception. Every year, CCEE grants a limited number of partial tuition scholarships to outstanding participants on the basis of the financial need. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
At the participant’s will, he/she can stay at a hotel located in the city center, next to the university or on the shore of the Caspian Sea. ADA enjoys close relationship with a great number of various hotels, and has excellent corporate rates for BSES participants.
All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Selection Committee of the CCEE. Competition is very tough, as class is limited to 40 participants only, while the number of applicants is much higher. Admission decisions will be based on a combination of proven interest, academic merit and professional experience in the energy and environment related fields. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships will be provided to outstanding participants on the basis of the financial need. Preference will be given to self-funded applicants.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Shahana Bilalova, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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