ADA University is delighted to announce a Call for Applications to the 16th Annual Baku Summer Energy School (BSES).
The BSES is an annual two-week certificate program offered in July by ADA University in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and bp Azerbaijan.
It is a platform for eminent researchers, academics, and policymakers from across the globe to discuss and develop a better understanding of global and Caspian energy affairs.
The enriched and distinguished program outline of the BSES brings together 40 participants each year from around 15 countries selected from the pool of over 200 applications. Instructors represent leading academic institutions (e.g. the University of Oxford, Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, SciencesPo, etc.), the corporate sector (e.g. SOCAR, BP, Equinor, Total, etc.), the government (e.g. Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, State Oil Fund (SOFAZ), etc.), international organizations and diplomatic missions.
The 16th BSES will be held on ADA University campus in the course of July 16-30, 2022. The program’s first week will be dedicated to the oil and gas industry, while the second week will be discussing green and renewable energy.
In the frame of the program, you will widen your horizons in the following areas:
· Energy fundamentals
· Energy economics
· Energy law
· Energy geopolitics
· Natural resource revenue governance
· Sustainable development and climate change
· Renewable energy
· Electricity markets and their reforms
· Global and regional energy outlook
Enroll in the 16th Baku Summer Energy School and make Baku your next destination this summer.
WHO ARE THE BSES INSTRUCTORS AND SPEAKERS?
The program provides a balanced approach in studying energy and the environment. BSES instructors and speakers are the leading national and international experts from academia, public and private sectors:
- World-renowned scholars in the field of energy and the environment from the leading academic institutions, including the University of Oxford, John Hopkins University, Georgetown University, ADA University, etc.
- Ministers and heads of governmental agencies, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Head of the State Oil Fund (SOFAZ)
- Representatives of international organizations, including the International Energy Agency (IEA), International Energy Charter, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), etc.
- Executives of (oil) companies and consortiums, including SOCAR, bp, ExxonMobil, TANAP, TAP, etc.
Program draft can be downloaded here.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
BSES is organized for junior and mid-career professionals working in the field of energy and the environment and/or with a particular interest in post-Soviet Eurasia and the Caspian. Please note that the program requires full proficiency in English.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for Baku Summer Energy School, all applicants are required to submit their applications here by May 15, 2022.
- Up-to-date resume/CV
- Statement of purpose
In no more than 400 words, please describe your motivation for applying for the Baku Summer Energy School program. Tell us about your future goals and career aspirations, and how the BSES program fits in with that vision.
Copy of ID
Foreign passport scan for international applicants and ID scan for local applicants
- Passport-sized photo (3×4)
- Scholarship application letter (optional)
CCEE offers a limited number of partial and full scholarships to outstanding participants on the basis of financial need and merit. 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) and is required only for the applicants seeking financial support.
- Proof of English language competency (optional)
Incomplete applications, as well as applications submitted after the deadline, will not be considered.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The tuition fee for the 2022 Baku Summer Energy School is 2000 EURO. The fee includes teaching materials, field trip-related costs, as well as all receptions, lunches, and coffee breaks. CCEE grants a limited number of partial and full-tuition scholarships to outstanding participants on the basis of financial need and merit.
HOW IS THE SELECTION PROCESS CONDUCTED?
All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the BSES Selection Committee of ADA University. The application process is competitive, as the class size 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 full and partial tuition scholarships will be provided to outstanding participants on the basis of financial need and merit. Preference will be given to self-funded applicants.
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