University of Zaragoza

Sustainable Energy Management, Univ. of Zaragoza

The University of Zaragoza has been a member of EUREC since 2002. Renewable Energy Education and Research is managed through the CIRCE Institute – Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos (CIRCE). CIRCE was established in 1993 by the University of Zaragoza, the ENDESA Group and the Regional Goverment of Aragón. Its objectives are research, technological development, technology transfer and promotion of innovative solutions in the fields of energy and sustainable resources management. It also provides high-level postgraduate training. CIRCE now enjoys an international reputation in these disciplines.

Venue: Edificio CIRCE / Campus Rio Ebro / Mariano Esquillor Gomez, 15 / 50018 ZARAGOZA (Spain)

Practical Information

Teaching Methods

The modules are:

1. Socio-economic aspects of the energy;
2. Renewable energy markets;
3. Electricity and efficiency energy markets;
4. Systems and tools for energy management;
5. Start up and management of energy services companies and projects.

Teaching will be based on lectures, laboratories, conferences, tutorials and visits given through all the subjects. In order to reinforce the significant learning, active teaching methodologies such as project-based learning or case study will be also used. Sessions will be scheduled Monday to Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Each session will have an approximate duration of 4 hours. The students will be provided with all necessary teaching materials. Furthermore conferences of specialised companies working in different stages of the sustainable energy sector are planned as well as a visit to the Spanish Market and Electricity System Operators.

Detailed syllabus in pdf format

Starting Day: presentation of the course

Research Activities
The areas of CIRCE involved in the specialisation are focused on the following research activities:

  • Life cycle assessment of processes, products and services
  • Energy-based characterisation of industrial and activity sectors
  • Business eco-innovation and green economy
  • Energy and sustainability socioeconomic studies
  • Energy and carbon evaluation, monitoring and assessment
  • Energy and energy efficiency management systems
The University of Zaragoza provides help in finding students’ accommodation through links on their website:

– Online Application form for campus accommodation for Erasmus students (EU Master students are also allowed to use it):
– Accommodation offer for students:
– Call (+34) 976 76 2318 for further information on accommodation at Zaragoza.

The typical cost for private accommodation varies from 250€ to 350€ per month.

International Students

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We hope these pages make it easy to find your way out among us. Practical issues such as health care, accommodation, courses on Spanish as a foreign language, … are described for you to have, before arrival, a first contact with your daily life as an International student

Contact details
José Vicente Pinar

Phone: +34976762090

Address of the University:

Instituto CIRCE
Campus Rio Ebro- CIRCE Building
C/ Mariano Esquillor Gomez
50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel: +34 976761863
Fax:+34 976732078 and