EnerGhentic: Energy Transition in the Urban Environment

25 July – 3 August 2022

Going on a course with BEST Ghent guarantees an unforgettable experience.

About our course

You will be staying in the vibrant city of Ghent, surrounded by other enthusiastic students that are internationally minded. Ghent University is a top 100 university. You can celebrate with us, this summer. There will be inspiring classes, unforgettable moments full of happiness and joy, new friendships and the most epic social activities. Get ready for the ultimate BEST experience!

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Learn more about improving the energy flow and sustainable energy in our urban environment through interactive lectures, workshops and company visits in cooperation with Ghent University.


Discover Ghent and the Ghentian culture under guidance of true Ghentian students.


Participate in lots of social activities, such as kayaking or hiking during the weekend, a themed party every night and many more…


Make friends from all over Europe during one of the most intense weeks of your life.


Enrich your CV with international experience in order to distinct yourself from other students and attract companies.


You will pay max €60 for the entire course, including meals, lodging and other social activities.

What about the academic part?

Nowadays, we can’t really picture our lives without energy. It is simply impossible but it doesn’t always have a positive effect on our planet. So we, the future engineers, must ask ourselves how can we incorporate all our knowledge into improving the energy flow in our buildings and surroundings thus fighting against global warming? Let’s help heal the world and make it a greener and healthier place for everyone!

Come aboard and join us in the beautiful city of Ghent to explore the possibilities of the energy transition to a more sustainable future through interesting lectures and company visits. Both building physics such as cooling and heating systems, and sustainable energy production will be addressed in this course. We have a team of passionate teachers ready who are excited to explain every little detail!

Who organises this amazing course?

Main Organiser

Katrijn Vandenborne

Main Organiser
+32 491 52 68 04

Academic responsible

Ruben Van Assche

Academic responsible
+32 471 58 64 30

Food responsible

Heike Lavaert

Food responsible
+32 471 86 44 73

Social responsible

Lisa Damman

Social responsible
+32 479 87 35 98

Social responsible

Wouter Lenaerts

Logistics Responsible
+32 486 68 61 31

How to apply?

Applications are open until Sunday 13 March 23:00 CET (Central European Time) for every student from all over Europe.

We ask all participants to write a motivation letter (max 1 page) and answer all the questions in the form below.

Preliminary Schedule

This is a rough draft of the schedule, which will definitely undergo some changes :)

Syllabus and Prematerials

All the materials that are relevant for the course will appear here when they are ready. These materials will enlarge your insights on sustainable energy and the transition in our urban environment. Going through these documents will give you a bigger picture about the topics that will be discussed during the course.

Syllabus and Prematerials

Covid 19 measures.

More info later.


Disclaimer: Transportation will be mainly by bike. We will provide a bike for every student, but be sure to know how to ride a bike.


Have a question? Don’t hesitate and send an email to our main organizer Katrijn!

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