International Alumni Workshops

Explore a diverse array of professional development opportunities through our international alumni workshops. With over 10 workshops organized across the globe, from Indonesia to Colombia, our events provide a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration among alumni from various backgrounds and experiences. Thanks to our alumni network for co-organizing the events, and thanks DAAD for generously funding the events.

The 2016 Asian Alumni Workshop on Resilience in Energy System was held in Bandung, Indonesia 15 – 20 May 2016. This Asian regional workshop was a follow up of the international workshop "Addressing Resilience and Sustainability in Energy Management -  25 years of development oriented studies at the University of Flensburg", held in Flensburg, Germany, September 2015 and was organised by a group of Indonesian alumni. The workshop was attended by key experts in resilience in energy system in Indonesia, lecturers from the University of Flensburg and alumni from German universities from eight Asian countries. The 4-day workshop included presentation sessions, a field visit to the Wayang Windu geothermal plant and an alumni networking session.

The main topics of the workshop were
•    Indonesia Energy Development and Key Challenges
•    Energy planning and policy for resilient energy system
•    Energy system resilience to economic dynamics and Climate Change
•    Business and entrepreneurship models for resilient and sustainable energy systems
•    Education for environmental sustainability and resilience
•    Energy Efficiency in Industry, household, transportation and buildings

The workshop offered an opportunity to explore ideas and experience on resilience in energy systems, considering the role that Asia plays in the future global energy matrix.
It helped to strengthen the professional network of Asian DAAD and provided an opportunity to share ideas, how to reduce vulnerability and improve resilience in energy systems for the Asian region.
The full papers of the participants are available in the proceeding of the workshop.

Proceedings of the Alumni Workshop 2016

Celebrating 25 years of success

In 1989 the first students came to Flensburg to study "Appropriate Technology and Extension Skills"(ARTES), the first development related postgraduate programme at the, then, "Pädagogische Hochschule Flensburg". The Pädagogische Hochschule became a University, ARTES (Appropriate technology and Extension Skills) became SESAM (Sustainable Energy Systems and Management) and finally SESAM became EEM (Energy and Environmental Management).

We celebrated this birthday with an "anniversary year", starting from autumn 2014 and ending in September 2015. Many of our alumni helped us to find a striking theme of our anniversary year:

"Addressing Resilience and Sustainability in Energy Management"
- 25 years of development oriented studies at the University of Flensburg

As a final event we have conducted an alumni workshop in Flensburg from 21 till 25 September 2015. The alumni workshop had an interesting and diverse programme with presentations, excursions and a market of opportunities and a following one week exhibition. We also used the opportunity of hosting some of our alumni in Flensburg to develop the concept of the study programme further.

Presentations and posters addressed our main theme "Addressing Resilience and Sustainability in Energy Management"and focussed on one of the following topics:

  • Education for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience
  • Organizations for Resilient and Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy Policy and Planning for Resilience and Sustainability
  • Energy Systems for Community Resilience
  • Energy System Resilience to Economic Dynamics and Climate Change
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Models for Resilient and Sustainable Energy Systems

Report Alumni Workshop 2015