UAlberta joins new global network to tackle energy solutions

    UAlberta is now a member of the new Worldwide Energy Universities Network (WEUN), a group of 28 energy-focused institutions worldwide working together to develop innovative solutions to global issues surrounding energy and petroleum.

    October 29, 2018

    A recent mission to China has strengthened UAlberta’s ties to the region and seen the launch of a new global network.

    UAlberta is now a member of the new Worldwide Energy Universities Network (WEUN), a group of 28 energy-focused institutions worldwide working together to develop innovative solutions to global issues surrounding energy and petroleum through the open exchange of ideas, research, and human capital.

    China Petroleum University Beijing (CPUB) is serving as secretariat of the WEUN, which convened for the first time on September 22 in Beijing, China, as part of the celebration of CPUB’s 65 year anniversary and the occasion of the President’s Forum on Petroleum and Natural Gas. The event saw the signing of the official WEUN declaration.

    “As we, at U of A, continue to explore and develop new innovations surrounding energy in the Alberta and worldwide landscapes, we are excited at the prospect of connecting with like-minded counterparts to seek global solutions together,” shared Dr. Matthias Ruth, Vice President Research at the University of Alberta.