Sapienza University of Rome Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme

The following scholarships are available at Sapienza University of Rome: Students 6 month duration for each student Students of all cycles and of all disciplines (except Medicine for 1st and 2nd cycle students) 1500 euros for travel expenses 850 euros per month Minimum duration 3 months   Staff 14 days duration for each staff All [...]

Masters student, Waldo Wessels, builds a hybrid quadcopter

After proposing the research topic “Design, Build and Test a Quadcopter with a Novel Configuration for Endurance Flights” for a fifth year, Dr Willie Smit finally found an interested student. Waldo Wessels, who since he received a soldering iron from his grandfather in Grade 1 loves designing and building. This inspired him to become an [...]

Stan Rietveld completes internship at STERG

Stan Rietveld, from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, arrived in Stellenbosch on June 8. As part of the two year Masters programme at Eindhoven University, students undertake an internship in industry or coursework at another university. On recommendation of his friends, Stan applied to Stellenbosch University. Stan joined STERG and was supervised by Prof Craig [...]

13th International Sustainability Transitions Conference at STIAS

The 13th International Sustainability Transitions Conference is co-hosted by Stellenbosch University and is taking place for the first time in Stellenbosch  at STIAS on 25 November 2022. The invitation is for a limited number of students and is fully funded for the day’s attendance. The theme of the day is Africa’s energy transition, and the [...]

Humboldt Climate Protection Fellowships Webinar

The current round of applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship is open until 1 February 2023. We are seeking young leaders and postdocs from non-European emerging economies and developing countries who want to come to Germany for up to 24 months to work together with a German host on a project they have [...]

Global Youth Climate Week (GAUC Student-led Programmes)

This week is the Global Youth Summit on Net-zero Future 2022. "Join the Global Launch of the Week, and together we will help the youth assume their role as the backbone of the net-zero future shared by all." 🗓 31st October 2022 ⌛️ 3:00 PM - 4:30PM (UTC+8)️ 🌍 Watch live:

STERG Technical Tour 2022

From the 11th to 15th of September 2022, STERG staff, guests and postgraduate students embarked on the first technical tour since 2019. The tour had the goals of firstly giving the students access to concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the Northern Cape and to host the STERG Symposium to present our research to the [...]

STERG Presence at HEFAT-ATE’22

Dr. Johannes Pretorius, Prof. Jaap Hoffmann and Mr. Wian Strydom recently attended the 16th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT-ATE’22). The conference focusses on the fundamentals of heat transfer, fluid mechanic and thermodynamics while having a broad scope. The conference took place virtually, over three days (8 – 10 August), where [...]

Research assistant positions available at University of Stuttgart

Stellenausshcreibung: Project MISHA Doctoral student (experimental): Supported by a technician this person will design an experimental rig to measure the heat transfer performance of potassium-filled heat pipes. After procuring the components, the experimental test section will be set up. The measurement data acquisition is to be programmed. The experiments will be carried out after consultation [...]

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