Sustainable Development


Curso de Desarrollo Sostenible para estudiantes americanos.

Option A: 2 week General Spanish Course+ 4 week Technical Program: May 15th till June 23rd 2017

Option B: 4 week Technical Program: May 29th May till June 23rd 2017

Regional Sustainable Technologies and Practices in Nothern Spain. Energy, Water and Infrastructure.

The program on Regional Sustainable Technologies and Practices in Northern Spain III will take place in Pamplona, northern Spain. It is given through English by experts from the respective fields on which the contents are based; they have adequate university training as well as experience in companies that work in the areas mentioned.

This program is divided into two parts and each part lasts for 2 weeks and has 40 hours of lectures over four days a week with 1 day a week allowed for plant visits. This gives the students the opportunity to see in practice what they talk about in class.

More Info Contact:

Noel Quinlivan
Parque Tomás Caballero, 2
6ª Planta – Oficina 1
31006 Pamplona (Navarra) – SPAIN
+34 948 12 63 29 / + 34 615 569593
noel@espapamplona.com

ENGR3970

Topic: 1: Introduction to Sustainability

  • Energy use and climate change.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Triple bottom line.

Topic 2: Energy:

  • Solar
  • Photovoltaic.
  • Solar Thermal.

Topic 3: Wind

  • Introduction.
  • Resource evaluation.
  • Types and Components of wind turbines.
  • Systems of regulation and control.
  • Wind farms.
  • Sustainability and environment.

Topic 4: Biofuels:

  • Introduction to Bio-mass.
  • Agricultural waste.
  • Forestry Products.

ENGR3970 Water and Infrastructure

Topic: 1: Water

  • Desalination.
  • Wastewater treatment.

Topic 2: Infrastructure:

  • Building efficiency.
  • Transportation.

Field Trips for ENGR3970

1: Training centre for Renewable energies
2: Wind and solar farms.
3: Bio –mass conversion facility.
4: Wastewater treatment plant.
5: Micro-red installations in Pamplona

The program also includes the following cultural activities:

1: Guided tour of Pamplona.
2: Visit to a winery and medieval castle.
3: Full day excursion to Bilbao including a visit to the Guggenheim Museum.
4: Full day excursion to the South of France, visiting places like Hendaye and Biarritz.

Apartment

Shared apartments are generally occupied by Spanish people who offer an available room to foreign students. The offer consists of single room self-catering. This means that the student has access to the kitchen but must buy and prepare his/her own food.

Family

Family stay offers double room accommodation with half board: breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner ) at weekends.

**The professor will have single-room self-catering private apartment accommodation.

Accommodation is from Sunday before the course start date till Saturday after course finish date.

Course of Spanish language and Culture before or after the Program on Sustainability. This course consists of a two week immersion program in General Spanish. You will have 20 lessons of General Spanish per week for 2 weeks in groups of 10/12 students maximum. In this way you will not only improve your knowledge of Spanish but also your knowledge of Spain, its culture and history.

Option A

The course price includes:

  • 100 hours of training in areas related to Sustainable Technologies: 80 of which will take place in the classroom and the other 20 in site visits.
  • 40 hours of general Spanish
  • Transport to and from the site visits.
  • 2 Full day excursions: one to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum and another one to Roncesvalles/ Pilgrims Way to Santiago de Compostela.
  • A visit to a winery and a wine tasting session.
  • A visit to the medieval castle at Olite.
  • One lunch per week for the students at a local restaurant.
  • A farewell dinner.
  • Accommodation as indicated above for the students
  • Accommodation for the professor in a single room, self-catering apartment

Option B

The course price includes:

  • 100 hours of training in areas related to Sustainability ( 80 of which will take place in the classroom and the other 20 in site visits)
  • Transport to and from the site visits.
  • 2 Full day excursions: One to Bilbao to the Guggenheim Museum and the other one to Roncesvalles/ Pilgrim`s Way to Santiago de Compostela.
  • A visit to a winery and a wine tasting session.
  • A visit to the medieval Castle at Olite.
  • One lunch per week for the students at a local restaurant.
  • A farewell dinner.
  • Accommodation as indicated above for the students
  • Accommodation for the professor in a single room, self-catering apartment.

For more information contact with us here.

ESPA

ESPA together with the Engineering Association of Navarre is responsible for the organization and running of the Sustainable Technologies program in Pamplona. This program is aimed at university students who are interested in aspects related to Renewable Energies as well as other areas related to sustainability such as Energy Efficiency, Smart Cities, Forestry-Agriculture and Water Pollution.

Here in Navarre this has been a central part of policy for the last 25 years and proof of it is the use of renewable energies, the recovery of rivers and forests and the careful use of energy. These have been part of public policy for many years and now Navarre is reaping the benefits of this policy.

Pamplona

Pamplona is a medium sized city in the North of Spain not far from the French border. It has a population of around 195000 inhabitants and is famous for its world renowned San Fermin Festival where the bulls run through the streets.

This festival was made famous by the Nobel Prize winning American Author Ernest Hemingway in his book “The Sun Also Rises”. The festival brings around a million people to the city during its eight days duration.

Pamplona is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Navarra, one of the regions that make up present day Spain. It was a powerful Kingdom in the middle ages stretching way into France.

Nowadays it is one of the economic motors of the Spanish economy with a special focus on Renewable Energies, Bio-Medicine, the Car Industry and the Agro-Industry sector.

Pamplona is also part of the Pilgrims Way to Santiago de Compostela, the anciest pilgrimage route in Europe.