Tamas Hampel, a postgraduate student of energy and environmental law, represented the University of Aberdeen at the International Student Energy Summit (ISES) 2015 in Indonesia, Bali, which in turn was hosted by the Bandung Institute of Technology. This international summit occurs every two years at academic institutions around the world. In 2014, its the regional conference, the European Student Energy Summit, was held at the University of Aberdeen.
ISES 2015, “Connecting the Unconnected”, was a student forum that focused on the connection between energy production and climate change. Other issues included sustainable resource management, and sharing innovations in the energy sector. The delegates also discussed the role they would play in defining the future of energy development. ISES 2015 gave delegates a new frame for evaluating global energy challenges.
The conference consisted of keynote speeches from leading experts, including the Vice President of Indonesia, the CEO of the OPEC Fund for International Development, the Secretary General of the United Nations, the MD of the World Bank Group, and the former president of Maldives. The panel sessions were designed to encourage debate, and included interactive program elements to give delegates hands-on experience.
Tamas Hampel has previously worked as an energy lawyer, and has overseen the project management of several renewable power plants. This year, he is enrolled at the University of Aberdeen to further develop his knowledge of energy and environmental law at this excellent Scottish institute in the heart of Europe’s ‘energy capital’. Tamas was awarded the bursary by E-ON and Pertamina to travel to Bali and participate at the conference. According to Tamas, “I chose Aberdeen so I could be taught by leading energy law experts, and this conference in Bali was a perfect way to finish off my master studies, and an opportunity for me to share my experiences with inspired students who possess the knowledge and courage to challenge the current energy system.”
Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOHnRW7MD0