The Global Energy Institute

While the alliance is diverse in its offerings, Aberdeen and Curtin are situated in the energy capitals of their respective continents, and both universities have established themselves as leaders in energy-related research. The alliance’s Global Energy Institute aims to capitalise on this shared strength and foster excellence in energy research and teaching.

It plans to create a world-recognised and industry-preferred institute, to build critical mass in infrastructure, students and academics. It will deliver elite energy-related research, education and ongoing professional development.

It will leverage the respective market strengths of both universities – Aberdeen’s presence in Africa and Europe and Curtin’s presence in Asia – to provide a unique and extensive range of services and courses.

The universities have complementary expertise and interests, which they will be able to bring together to respond to challenges and opportunities around the globe, transcending boundaries.

The institute represents a new, deeper and more lasting way of working together to build research capacity and to deliver tangible benefits for students, staff and industry partners of both universities.

Research themes

The institute will deliver world-class research across a range of specialist energy-related themes including:

  • Biofuels
  • Business law
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • CO2 utilisation
  • Corrosion
  • Energy economics
  • Energy law
  • Geophysics
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Renewable and low emissions energy
  • Sustainable cities

Education programs

The institute offers students and educators a seamless international experience through global academic programs and initiatives.

Students undertaking a collaborative master by coursework will be equipped with the skills to be global citizens and ready to meet the challenges of workplaces the world over.

There is currently one offering: the Master of Science (Global Subsea Engineering). The course is a joint master degree offered by the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance that draws on the subsea engineering programs offered at each university.