In the frame of the DESIRE project, Master's degree modules about socio-economic aspects of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures are elaborated in cooperation with Arabic and European universities, under the lead of the German Jordanian University (GJU) Amman. There is a need for qualitatively ambitious research about socio-economic effects of a transition towards renewable energy systems in order to make informed political decisions and to strengthen political and societal acceptance.
This project aims at providing a more holistic education with view to the demands of the labor market by adding socio-economic aspects to the predominantly technical agenda of the education programmes at the cooperating universities in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. As a result, teaching modules and learning material will be provided. This implies, beside specific lectures, the development of e-learning material.
The Wuppertal Institute coordinates the development of the teaching modules among the participating partner universities. The teaching modules will be adopted by and added to the schedule of GJU, but also of the University of Jordan, Damascus University, Tishreen University, Cairo University and Aswan University. On the European side, the programme partners are the Wuppertal Institute, the Technical University of Dresden, the Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Cyprus.