Master Programme in Photovoltaic and system Analysis for Green Hydrogen Technologies, Université Abdou Moumouni – Niger
The International Master Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen (IMP-EGH) is innovative for the West African region, and it is designed to prepare the next generation to address the energy challenges of adaptation and resilience to Climate Change in West Africa. The programme’s interdisciplinary approach will allow for a better understanding of present-day energy infrastructures in West Africa, their strengths and weaknesses, energy policies, practices in a changing climate context and the search for sustainable solutions.
The main objective of this programme is to prepare and train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals capable of proposing adapted solutions to ongoing energy crisis. Graduates will, therefore, be well skilled in order to jointly fulfill the following two points:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the science related to a changing climate and global warming, knowledge of the impacts of climate change, vulnerability of natural systems and the built environment, and methods for adaptation.
- Develop a comprehension of energy production, delivery, and consumption for both traditional systems and sustainable energy alternatives with special emphasis on energy efficiency, energy management and local available renewable energy.
- Identify and develop methods for the production and valorization of green energy (biogas and biofuel) from biomass.
- Identify and popularize the methods of production and valorization of green energy (hydrogen) from water resources.
The programme’s curriculum comprises of well-structured programme consisting of three (3) semesters of taught courses, lab activities, field visits and interaction with stakeholders and one (1) semester intended to the student field work, thesis research, final write up and defense.
University Abdou Moumouni
The Abdou Moumouni University (French: Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, UAM) was formerly the University of Niamey from 1974 to 1994. On the right bank of the Niger River in Niamey, its students and faculty have historically been involved in protest movements in the capital. The university had a total enrollment of around 8,000 in early 2007; 7,000 as of June 2006, which was a growth of 1,000 over the previous decade. Notable faculty include Bouli Ali Diallo. The university is named after former Professor Abdou Moumouni Dioffo, a Nigerien educator, intellectual, and president of the university. From 1974 to 1994, the institution was named the University of Niamey. The university was an outgrowth of the 1971 “Centre d’Enseignement Superieur”, which consolidated a number of post-secondary and trade schools founded in the years following independence. Under French colonial rule, there were no post-secondary institutions in Niger.
Course Duration is 28 months; 4 months for language training (proficiency) and 24 months for the Master programmes