2019 International Course Programme

06.01.2019 Laura Bull


About ICH

Hydropower and renewable energy specialists and professionals across the globe are faced with challenges brought on by competition of water resources, the onset of climate change and growing energy demands. In 2019, International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) is offering a range of courses to address these challenges and contribute to the sustainable development of hydropower and other renewable energies.

ICH’s courses are built on overarching concepts related to planning, construction and operation of hydropower and renewable energy facilities as part of a mixed energy system, as well as multipurpose projects. Our courses question current international trends on restructuring the power sector, focusing on economic and financial aspects, climate change and environmental and social issues.

Our lecturers and resource persons bring their international experience to the classroom and are well-known
specialists within their field.

About ICH Courses

Our lecturers and resource persons are well-known specialists within their field, bringing their extensive international experience to the classroom. Attending ICH courses is an opportunity to discuss and learn about current issues related to hydropower and together with professionals from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Participants are encouraged to share information and their experiences on energy and hydropower.

The ICH advantage only begins in the classroom. Course participants become a part of a closely-knit ICH Alumni network, encouraging professional exchange and dialogue that promotes career development and sustainable practices.

ICH celebrates cultural diversity.

ICH enhancing social, environmental and economic value of the renewable energy resources.

Admission requirements

    • In general, a minimum of five years’ work experience is required
    • Please bear in mind the specific profile description for the target groups for each of the courses
    • Proficiency in English is compulsory for all courses in Norway. Applicants will be requested to provide a proficiency certificate of English Language. An English proficiency interview may be conducted
    • Women are encouraged to apply.
    • The given seat is not transferable once the selection process has been completed.
    • ICH courses do not accommodate the participation of spouses or companions.
    • ICH code of Conduct Applies to all participants and lectures.


    • The course fee includes lectures, materials, accommodation, some meals, a social programme and fieldtrips if applicable
    • International travel expenses are not included
    • ICH members receive a reduced tuition fee
    • A limited number of sponsored seats are available for participants from developing countries prioritised by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).


    Only application submitted online will be accepted.

    You can access the official ICH Application at www.ich.no. Please click on the ‘application form for courses’ icon and select the course of your interest.

    • Please be diligent in filling in the form. Your background information is relevant for the selection process
    • Information on travel, detailed course programmed and other relevant information will be sent to all participants in due course

    Participants are expected to arrive at the venue of the course (Oslo or Trondheim) the day prior to the course start and leave no earlier than the day after end of the course.

    More information

    Information on each course can also be found at www.ich.no or by contacting ICH.
    Laura Bull
    Head of Studies, ICH

    ICH reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant on the basis of their qualifications and experience.

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    N0-7031 Trondheim, Norway

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    E-mail: mail@ich.no

    The purpose of ICH is to raise the standards of competence of the industry personnel and promote the sustainable development of hydropower
    ICH celebrating cultural diversity, Talking one common Language... with common key words;
    Clean Energy, Sustainable development, Environmentally Friendly, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary.
    ICH.... Gaining through training.