Chinese researchers visit MDH for training programme

Nov 01, 2019 | Research/Cooperation

The International Clean Energy Talent Project (iCET2019) attracts Chinese researchers to MDH and Västerås – Sweden’s energy capital.

Since September, about 45 researchers from China are visiting MDH for a three-month research training programme. This is part of iCET2019. 
– We have a responsibility to promote sustainable development. This is laid down in the Higher Education Act. Moreover, at the School of Business, Society and Engineering we have an extra focus on sustainable societal development during 2019. This international collaboration is an important part of our responsibility. We are of course proud that MDH and our collaboration partners can offer CPD for research colleagues around the world, says Dean of School Thomas Wahl.

One of the participants is researcher Ling Yang from Xi’an Jiaotong University.



– One of the things that attracts me is that the project includes many scholars from different disciplines. Our iCET members may do research in the areas of engineering, electricity, coal, battery, biology, chemistry or policy. The opportunity for this kind of interaction is indeed rare, says Ling Yang. 

The training programme encourages researchers to look at Clean Energy from different perspectives

– I believe that through this project I can learn more about Clean Energy from different perspectives. Moreover, the project builds a network for all the members and we may have a chance to cooperate in the future. Therefore all of our 2019 iCET members are grateful for all those who establish the project or contribute to it. We do cherish the opportunity, says Ling Yang.
Besides the three-month training programme at the Future Energy Center at MDH, the iCET2019 also consists of a fifteen-month research programme at one of the partner universities around the world. The topics will for example include energy supply, mitigation technologies, intelligent energy utilisation, energy storage, sustainability of energy as well as energy financing and investment.
– I did research about economic impact assessment of natural disasters, policies about municipal solid waste management and recently on drivers of China’s emission abatement. However, Professor Jinyue Yan at MDH encourages us to explore something different from what we used to do and get sparkles from our teamwork. For example, our group wants to find incentives of prosumers. This means one could be a producer and consumer as well. A household or a company produces electricity by solar panels for its own use and can also sell it to others, says Ling Yang.

iCET enhances international cooperation in the field of Clean Energy

The iCET is funded by the China Scholarship Council in cooperation with the Applied Energy Journal and about 50 of the world’s leading universities/institutes. It aims to establish an international platform to enhance the cooperation in the field of Clean Energy. Talented scientists and researchers from top universities of China perform multidisciplinary research on core research and development topics in Clean Energy.