BSc and MSc education

Bachelors and Masters courses have been developed on subjects related to research within the BioSolar Cells consortium for use in both universities and universities of applied sciences.  Furthermore, Honours classes are run regularly for excellent students.


BioSolar Cells (MSc)

BioSolar Cells(MSc): Obtaining insight in the four themes of BioSolar Cells, i.e. improving efficiency of photosynthesis in plants, research to produce biofuel from algae on a semi-industrial scale, convert solar energy directly into fuel in an artificial leaf, and societal aspects.

This 2 month course is given in September and October. A BSc chemistry or physics is required.

Sustainable energy: biomass and biofuels(BSc)

Sustainable energy: biomass and biofuels(BSc) lectures start with an overview of current and future developments relating to the production of energy from biomass and biological organisms, with emphasis on biological aspects and new developments. We will then turn to photosynthesis in plants and algae, and look at aspects such as efficiency, bioenergetic, photophysics of photosynthetic pigments, assimilation of CO2 and regulation. We will also look at the yield of bioenergy from plants algae and compare it with the yield of photovoltaic solar cells.
The lectures are given in April and May (2 months). It is a first year course.

Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (MSc)

Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (MSc) is about asking the right questions and obtaining reliable answers on everything related to energy use and renewable energy resources.  After the course, you are expected to have a complete overview of the technical, economic and societal feasibilities of all possible forms of sustainable energy, including relevance and positive and negative effects.
Based on the book Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air, by D.J.C MacKay, available for free via
This is a 1 month course that is given in January. A BSc chemistry or physics is required.

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