Visit of around twenty young people from ten countries, through the European Students’ Union, to learn about the work of UNIgreen, CIESOL and IFAPA.

Nuria Portero, coordinator of ESU (European Students’ Union), and Vasiliki Tsaklidou, arrived with a group of twenty students from different European universities at the University of Almería, considered a benchmark in sustainability. The goal is to highlight UAL as a sustainable campus and promote learning in this area. The project is co-financed by the European Youth Forum of the Council of Europe, including actions such as visiting the Almerian campus, getting to know facilities like CIESOL and IFAPA, and participating in the workshop ‘Climate Action and Sustainable Communities for All.’ UNIgreen, the European alliance of universities focused on sustainability, was also introduced. Tomás Lorenzana, its visible head, emphasized the opportunities both institutions offer, suggesting potential collaborations in the future. The students, coming from various nations, are part of the project management of the European Students’ Union, focusing on sustainability and climate action according to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The visit includes training, games, and the completion of individual projects centered around these themes.

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Technical conference “The use of desalinated water in irrigation”

We are pleased to announce that from CIESOL and the LivingLab for Sustainable Desalination, we are organizing a unique and innovative technical session on ‘The Use of Desalinated Water in Irrigation.’ This fascinating event will take place on February 21, 2024, in the inspiring lecture hall of CITE V.

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Date: February 21, 2024 Location: Lecture hall of CITE V

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Scholarships for the Master’s Degree in Solar Energy at the University of Almeria

The Carolina Foundation facilitates access to the Master’s Degree in Solar Energy at the University of Almeria through its postgraduate scholarship programme for the 2024-2025 academic year. As a specific aspect of the call, and in compliance with various mandates on gender equality, student mobility and universities; and, in particular, in the III Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Science, Technology and Innovation, held in Antigua Guatemala in October 2018, the Repsol Foundation and the Carolina Foundation have prepared a scholarship programme aimed exclusively at postgraduate training for women graduates in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This new programme aims to promote and guarantee equal access and opportunities for women in scientific, technological and academic careers, as well as to contribute to reducing the existing gap between men and women in training and professional development in these areas of knowledge. The Master’s Degree in Solar Energy at the University of Almeria, attached to the Postgraduate and Continuing Education Centre, is managed by the CIESOL research centre, a joint centre of the University of Almeria and the Almeria Solar Platform, belonging to CIEMAT (Centre for Environmental and Technological Energy Research). With a clear research orientation, the master’s degree addresses the fundamentals and development of a wide range of applications of solar energy for heat and electricity production, water treatment and biotechnological processes, building, agriculture and materials science.

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Summer School 2024: Training in microalgae-related industrial processes

The summer course “Training in industrial processes related to microalgae”, organised by Francisco Gabriel Acien Fernández and Tomás Lafarga Poyo, will be held from 1 to 5 July.

This is an intensive course about microalgae-based processes, on which expertise from academia and industry explain the major aspects of these processes. The course will cover all the aspects related to microalgae-based processes, from (i) the modelling of strains and light utilization, to (ii) the design and operation of photobioreactors, (iii) harvesting and processing of the biomass to achieve reliable and high-value products, and (iv) scale-up to commercial size. Fundamental and practical aspects will be covered always including the participation of internationally recognised researchers, and young researchers and the exchange of experiences between the assistants. Lecturers have extensive experience in bioeconomy, climate change, and the development of processes that will make industrial production more sustainable in the future. The course is oriented towards PhD students or equivalent experience students in microalgae biotechnology and chemical engineering fields from whatever fundamental area as microbiology, biology or biological/ biochemical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry. The course is also intended to allow those working in the industry to upgrade their knowledge in microalgae biotechnology.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this exciting course that promises to open up new perspectives in microalgae biotechnology and contribute to the development of more sustainable processes for the industry of the future!


Dear SFERA-III Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the Final Event of the SFERA-III project!

It is time to discuss what has been done during this 5-year project, to present the project key outcomes and to provide a platform for experts and stakeholders to continue working on the future of Concentrated Solar Thermal in Europe.
Venue: CIEMAT, 40 Avenida Complutense 28040, Madrid, Spain , Auditorio Margarita Salas (Building 1)
Date: 13th of December 2023 – 08:30 AM to 18:30 PM (including Networking cocktail)

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SECyTA2022 Scientific Meeting

Through plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster talks and poster sessions, the ambition of the three-day SECyTA2022 Meeting is to report on the most advanced research progresses in the field of analytical separation techniques. The state of the art in chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and related techniques will be discussed to encourage future research and challenges.

SECyTA2022 will offer a lively and friendly platform for the participation of senior and junior researchers, and PhD students. The participation of young researchers in the Meeting is especially promoted, with the aim of fostering their scientific spirit and encouraging them to feel active members of this community.

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