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Date added: 2024-06-13

Final of the 2nd edition of the Hydrogen Academy at Gdańsk University of Technology

Photo: Łukasz Szymichowski/Gdańsk Tech
Two days of various lectures, laboratory classes and interesting meetings of students and scientists are the program of the meeting of participants of the 2nd edition of the Hydrogen Academy, which took place at Gdańsk University of Technology on 8-9 June.

Hydrogen Academy is an educational program addressed to 3rd, 4th and 5th year students and university graduates who are under 27 years of age. Its originator and organizer is Grupa Orlen S.A.

The aim of the H2 Academy is to exchange knowledge between experts and practitioners with many years of experience in the hydrogen industry, and people interested in the indicated topics and just starting their careers in the industry. The program includes a series of lectures and workshops, as well as meetings with experts and scientists from the hydrogen industry.

The classes are organized in various places in Poland and allow project participants to see in practice how hydrogen technologies function in various industrial fields.

The Academy was opened by prof. Dariusz Mikielewicz, vice-rector for organization and development. Welcoming the participants, he expressed hope that in the near future the Pomeranian Voivodeship will be an energy hub in which hydrogen technologies will play a key role. He also emphasized that Gdańsk University of Technology takes an active part in the energy transformation in our region.

–Gdańsk University of Technology is one of two universities in Poland, next to the Krakow University of Technology, which is a substantive partner of this project – explains Prof. Jacek Gębicki, director of the Hydrogen Technologies Center. – I am very glad that we were able to invite participants for the second time to take part in laboratories and lectures prepared by our scientists. I think that these were two days full of useful and practical knowledge that the Academy participants will be able to use in their scientific or professional work.

During those two days, participants could attend 9 lectures and laboratory classes of their choice, in various blocks of practical exercises. In this year's edition, very rich in activities, apart from Gdańsk University of Technology, members of the Academy also visited, among others, the largest European companies in the hydrogen industry located in Spain, Toyota's headquarters in Wałbrzych and Warsaw, took classes at PESA in Bydgoszcz and learned what hydrogen technologies are used by Solaris at its headquarters near Poznań.

Grzegorz Jóźwiak, director of the Office of Hydrogen Technologies and Synthetic Fuels, and Dominika Niewierska, director of the coordination and settlement department for hydrogen projects with PKN Orlen, emphasized the perfect preparation of the hydrogen academy in Gdańsk and have already declared that Gdańsk University of Technology will take part in the next edition of this project, which is enjoying greater and greater popularity among participants.