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The Curse of Natural Gas Resources, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 7 days


As the Energy Academy Europe brings together relevant activities, partners and networks to work on the energy transition, therefore we will focus on the energy transition in this summer school as well. This indicates an active attitude towards energy transition.

The Curse of Natural Gas Resources course is offered by the University of Groningen.

During this summer school will take place in Tanzania. During the week the focus will be on the study of what this transition means if we take the local perspective into consideration. In Tanzania enormous gas resources have been found, which opens the question if this gas will be extracted from the (deep) sea, and under which conditions this will occor. Furthermore, where will the revenues be directed?

By focusing on the local perspective we will raise key questions, such as:

  • How can local communities and local governmental agencies profit from these resources?;
  • How can Tanzania overcome the “curse” of an abundance of natural resources?;
  • How can local communities (in Tanzania, for example Lindi) contribute to overcoming this “curse”?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 7 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes

After this course you will:

  • be able to relate questions on energy transition to the local perspective
  • have experience of working in an African context
  • be able to work in intercultural teams


This Summer School is intended for Master students and for last year Bachelor students who are willing to participate in cultural diverese teams. Participants are expected to have prior knowledge of the world of energy and should have a general interest in Africa.


  • Dr. B.J.W. Pennink, University of Groningen
  • Dr. B. Mnzava, IFM, Dar es Salaam
  • Guest speakers will be announced soon.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Level BA/MA

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 7 days.
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Living costs for Leeuwarden

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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