NUI Galway recently hosted two PhD interns in collaboration with the H2020 SHAPE ENERGY and ENERGISE projects. Pasi Toivanen, from the University of Tampere, Finland, is currently completing a PhD, which focuses on the ”carbon lock-ins” of the Finnish energy system. His work is part of the EL-TRAN research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland. The aim of the project is to create a roadmap for Finland in the transition towards a resource efficient and climate neutral energy system.
Giulia Minnini, from Keele University in the UK, is PhD candidate in environmental politics specialising in women's empowerment and energy in the global south with a case study in Rajasthan, India. She has been working on environmental justice and behavioural change programmes for Non-Governmental Organisations in the UK and internationally. During their visit, Pasi and Giulia were able to apply their expertise and knowledge to issues addressed in the ENERGISE project, and hopefully learn from the project in return!
We wish them both all the best in their future careers.