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“If someone intends to learn more about wind energy, this is the place”

Tuesday 27 Mar 18


Merete Badger
Senior scientist
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 02

The words belong to Renan Venturini de Paula from Brazil. He is one of the participants at the Wind Energy Master that DTU Wind Energy offers online.

For almost a year, DTU Wind Energy has offered a master programme in wind energy, taught online. More than 30 people are participating and we have talked to three participants to get to know their thoughts about the programme. Renan Venturini de Paula from Brazil, Ding Suo from China and Mikkel Vibæk Jensen, who is a Dane living in the Netherlands.

Participants in the Wind Energy Master programme have very different backgrounds and educations and while some are already working the field of wind energy, others have no current connection to the wind energy industry. The Wind Energy Master is a programme for continuing education, which means that the participants are busy with jobs, family and other interests and have to fit the study in to a busy schedule. So why do it?

Ding Suo, who already works within the field of wind energy, says:

“I have worked in the wind turbine blade industry for over 6 years, but all the experience is just on a very specific aspect. This wind energy master programme is really opening a window for me to know the whole picture better,” says Ding Suo. 

Mikkel Vibæk Jensen, on the other hand, is one of the participants, who do not work in the industry but hopes to land a job in wind energy in the future:

“I do not currently work in the wind energy sector. For me, the whole Master would, therefore, be interesting since it could make my profile more interesting for companies within the sector.”

Renan Venturini de Paula also works in the wind industry and he is happy, that the courses are available online. He would not have been able to participate if the courses were taught on a DTU Campus in Denmark:

“In my country, there were no courses in the field, so I started to search abroad. One of the first options was DTU, as it is one of the most renowned universities in the field. This Online Wind Energy Master Programme fits perfectly my ambitions, and secondly, it fits perfectly with my work time.”

Even though Renan Venturini de Paula and the other participants are only half-way through the second semester, the benefits of the programme are already starting to show. 

“In my daily work I’m already implementing the knowledge gained from the lectures. Even though some courses are not specifically what I work with, they help me with an interdisciplinary understanding,” Renan Venturini de Paula  explains.

You can also participate in the Wind Energy Master. Deadline for signing up is 15 April 2018.