The ambitious project will focus on providing comprehensive education and practical competencies in hydrogen technology, key to the transition to climate-friendly energy. The activities of the Hydrogen Academy are coordinated by the University of Chemical Technology, headed by Professors Karl Bouzek and Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, and the consortium consists of 17 partners from 11 countries.

"We are on the threshold of a new era in energy, where hydrogen is playing an increasingly important role. To fully exploit its potential, we need well-trained experts. HyAcademy.EU is ready to provide the necessary education and skills to thousands of students and professionals," says Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens.

New portal and free textbooks
The Hydrogen Academy aims not only to provide high-level education, but also to create teaching materials and resources for teachers and students. This includes a web portal with information on training and career opportunities in the hydrogen sector, free teaching materials for schools and textbooks for universities. In addition, the academy will offer hands-on training in specialised laboratories.

VŠCHT Prague is acting as coordinator in the project and also has a key role in developing and delivering the training materials. Its activities within the Czech Republic include the identification of suitable educational institutions, analysis of employers' requirements and preparation of teaching materials.

"Education and training are the cornerstones of a successful clean energy transition. Our role in the project can help us maintain our position as an industrial country in the new energy era," adds Professor Bouzek, among others a long-time organiser of the major international conference Hydrogen Days and guarantor of curricula oriented towards hydrogen technologies.

In addition to the European Union, the Academy is financially supported by major institutions including the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, UK Reasearch and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Source: VSCHT

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