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.


Our Seminar Series highlights some of the important work in energy transition research being undertaken by staff across the Alliance.

Catch up on recordings of our past Seminars on our Centre for Energy Transition pages: Click here.

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.