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This project is funded by the EU programme ALFA IIIHamburg University for Applied Sciences
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Germany (lead partner):
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) has been exten­sively involved in the technical research and implementation of state-of-the-art renewable energy technologies, as well as active involvement in many local, national and international networks and partnership projects in the field of renewable energies and higher education (e.g. RENET, INSPIRE, BIOCROPS-Network). HAW has established a competence centre for renewable energies and energy efficiency (CC4E), and is a leading institution in terms of education and raising awareness on renewable energies.

Contact:
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Walter Leal, Dr. Maren Adler,
Julia Gottwald
E-mail:
jelare@ls.haw-hamburg.de
Website: www.haw-hamburg.de/ftz-als.html

Latvia:
Rēzeknes Augstskola - Rezekne Higher Education Institution (RHEI)

Rezekne Higher Education Institution was established on July 1, 1993. RHEI is a state-founded higher education and science institution in the Republic of Latvia which implements study programs as well as being engaged in scientific, research and artistic creative work. The aim of RHEI is to provide academic and professional higher education in compliance with the science development level and cultural traditions of Latvia as a competitive institution in European education; to develop culture, science and education in the Latgale region and thus in the whole of Latvia.

Contact:
Rēzeknes Augstskola - Rezekne Higher Education Institution
Prof. Gotfrīds Noviks, Aleksejs Zorins
E-mail: alex@ru.lv
Website:
www.ru.lv

Bolivia:
Universidad Católica Boliviana – Institute of Socio-Economic Investigation (IISEC)

The Institute of Socio-Economic Investigation was founded in 1974 within the Catholic university. The main research activities carried out by the institute are in the areas of growth and development, poverty and inequality and natural resources. Recently, the IISEC established a Centre for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies (C3ES), which provides specialized consulting services in energy economics, climate change and renewable energies.

Contact:
Universidad Católica Boliviana – Institute of Socio-Economic Investigation (IISEC)
Dr. Javier Aliaga, Franziska Buch
E-mail: fbuch@ucb.edu.bo
Website: www.ucb.edu.bo

Brazil:
Universidade Do Sul de Santa Caterina

UNISUL, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, is taking its place as one of the most dynamic and innovative Brazilian universities. The traditional goals of a university – development, policies and objectives – are rigorously combined with the most up-to-date business approaches, those dealing with global strategies, planning and strategic action.

With four campuses situated in the capital and in the south of the State of Santa Catarina, UNISUL is a philanthropic non-profit institution, offering more than 40 undergraduate programs in almost 60 disciplines, as well as 42 Honors programs and 7 Master’s degrees. There are 38,000 students, 1743 professors and 644 employees. UNISUL also offers the broadest choice of distance education courses in Brazil, providing a model for Latin America in this area.

Contact:
Universidade Do Sul de Santa Caterina
Prof. Youssef Ahmad Youssef
E-mail:
Youssef.Ahmad@unisul.br
Website: www.unisul.br



Chile:
Universidad de Chile

The University of Chile (Universidad de Chile) was founded in 1842. Historically, it represented one of the clearest movements towards national self determination, establishing knowledge and public education as the chief focal points in the newly developing country.  From its very inception, the University of Chile defined itself as a guarantor of classical, humanistic and secular culture. The university’s focus bears the unmistakable stamp of its first rector, don Andrés Bello, for whom knowledge was a social matter, inextricably linked to a nation’s economic and cultural progress.

The university has 14 schools, 4 institutes, and an academic university program. Currently, there are 3,170 faculty members and 24,235 students in all of the schools.

The School of Physical Science and Mathematics (FCFM - its acronym in Spanish) arose conjointly with the University of Chile. The central planning, administration and teaching of the undergraduate programs of study is conducted by the Department of Engineering and Sciences of this school.

The Department of Industrial Engineering, part of the School of Physical Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Chile, was founded in the fifties, and is the primary source of industrial engineers in the country. The Department of Electrical Engineering (DIE) is the institution within the University of Chile responsible for higher education, research and the expansion of knowledge in different specialty areas and disciplines related to electrical engineering.

Contact:
Universidad de Chile
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas
Dr. Luis S. Vargas, Guillermo Jiménez Estévez
Manuel Díaz Romero
E-mail: gjimenez@ing.uchile.cl
Website: www.die.uchile.cl

Guatemala:
Universidad Galileo

Universidad Galileo is a higher education institution that came into being after 37 years of constant work. It is an effort by a selected group of professionals, led by Eduardo Suger Cofiño, Ph.D, its founder and President. He has been able to put forward a completely different and non-traditional educational approach, which is guided by a very clear motto: “To educate is to change visions and transform lives”. During its first stages it became known as the Guatemalan Universidad Francisco Marroquin’s School of Systems, Information Technology and Computer Science Engineering and now, as an Institute of Higher Education, is committed to the training and preparation of professionals in applied sciences.

It was authorized by the Private Higher Education Council (Consejo de Enseñanza Privada Superior) in October 2000, making it the first university in Guatemala with a technological approach. This growth has not only been in the number of students, reaching almost 28,000 enrolled students, but also in the number of programs offered. Currently, Universidad Galileo consists of 5 faculties, 4 schools, 2 programs and 2 institutes. Among these, there is the Institute of Research and Development, which is a university institute attached to Universidad Galileo with emphasis on renewable energy technologies.  It was created with the vision of becoming an international point of reference in strategic research areas, as well as being a provider of high-quality service for national and international companies. Direct participation of companies working in the renewable energies sector is always sought for the benefit of both. The JELARE project is being implemented within this context.

Contact:
Universidad Galileo
Dr. Cyrano Ruiz, Dr. Nelson Amaro
E-mail: cyrano@galileo.edu
Website: www.galileo.edu