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The study of geographical energy research opens countless promising career prospects in a society aiming for a global leading role regarding the expansion of renewable energies and energy infrastructure. In this context Augsburg’s energy research group succeeds in accounting for the complex challenges of a sustainable societal system in research and teaching. This is done by an interdisciplinary linkage between natural sciences and humanities. The involvement of guest lecturers working in the energy sector guarantees that students are prepared – methodically professional and practically relevant – for the requirements of a technically very innovative working world.

By a well-grounded education in energy research at the chair for human geography, it was possible to integrate numerous students into the regenerative energy industry in the last years. This means innovative work places with very good earning possibilities and, furthermore, extensive promotion prospects and career opportunities. At last, it is not only a magnificent feeling to be able to contribute to the “Third Industrial Revolution”, because the transformation of the energy system is linked to big hopes of a sustainable life style.

The contact to former students of geographical energy research, who by this time are working in the energy sector and contribute to the transformation of the energy system, is outstanding and essential to the practical placement of future graduates. We, the lecturers, are constantly amazed, when alumni tell us about their experiences and add pictures of solar- or windparks, which they helped planning. This confirms that the education at our chair prepares the students, excellently and goal-oriented, for the energy employment market.

Even the employer side is responding positively to the occupational skills of our students. Our graduates work in the domains of project development, GIS-applications, site planning, quality inspection, sales management, financing, marketing and also energy politics.

Our graduates are employed at the following companies:

  • ABO Wind AG
  • Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Verkehr und Technologie (StMWIV)
  • BayWa r.e. renewable energy
  • Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.
  • ENERCON GmbH
  • Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e. V.
  • Green City Energy AG
  • KWA Contracting AG
  • TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
  • vento ludens GmbH & Co. KG
  • WEBW Neue Energie GmbH

Gladly we advise you concerning your career possibilities and we would be more than happy to welcome you to our upcoming energy-seminars.

Your Energy-team!