Scientists Meet Scientists – TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk | Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability by Prof. Inga Zicmane and Prof. Svetlana Beryozkina: “Go2Green – Towards sustainable and clean energy transition”

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On June 26, 2024, Prof. Dr. Inga Zicmane (Riga Technical University, Latvia) and Prof. Dr. Svetlana Beryozkina (College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait) will present the second talk in our Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability, which has become an integral part of our Wednesday Coffee Talks. The talk is entitled “Go2Green – Towards sustainable and clean energy transition”.


The global community is rapidly moving towards decarbonization leading to the development of new and adaptable solutions in all sectors. Due to high greenhouse gas emissions and limited fossil fuels, the energy sector is one of the primary industries that requires restructuration of the existing energy assets and transition to the new developments of electricity production based on the integration of renewable energy sources.

The sustainable development of the energy sector, especially in countries with economies in the transition phase, should rely on the following energy trilemma: energy security, accessibility, and environmental sustainability based on the statement from the World Energy Council. It covers the following: diversification of energy resources and sources of energy production, provision of energy efficiency and energy availability, and production of environmentally friendly energy.

The massive integration of renewable energy technologies into the existing energy infrastructures has become one of the main factors contributing to the sustainable solution of the above-mentioned issues covering environmental, economic, and technical concerns. Therefore, the application of advanced technologies will raise the green and clean energy profile embedded in the layout of modern power systems providing adorable production costs and effective impetus mechanisms. 

Date: June 26, 2024
Time: 13:00 CEST (until approx. 14:00)
Location: online

Registration: The TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talks including the new Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability are held online via Zoom making it accessible to a global audience. To register and to receive the Zoom link, please send an email to


Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability
As part of the ongoing commitment of the TUM-IAS to foster scientific exchange and professional networks, the Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability aims to bring together scientists from research institutions in Eastern, Southeastern, and Central Europe to discuss topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This seminar series is a first step to bridge the geographical and academic gaps in order to create a scientific network, and encourage joint research initiatives and build lasting collaborations for a more sustainable future.


Every Wednesday after lunch, it's all about a new topic - current research highlights at TUM, insights into the work of our Fellows from all over the world, sometimes even topics not usually found at TUM, such as history or theology.

The talks held online start every Wednesday during TUM lecture time at 13:00 CE(S)T. Everyone is welcome - TUM researchers of all levels, students, visiting scholars, and anyone interested!

Each final Wednesday of the month, a topic related to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be featured as a part of the Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability, a new initiative of the TUM-IAS in partnership with universities across Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

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An overview of upcoming and past TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talks can be found at the TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk Overview.