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Next Generation Scholarship for MSc Renewable Energy Systems

To build a sustainable energy future for the next generation is an important objective for TU Wien and Energiepark Bruck/Leitha.

Thomas Motsch

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Together, TU Wien and Energiepark Bruck/Leither conduct the MSc Renewable Energy Systems, which is the first cross-border course in Austria dealing with the future issues of alternative energy. Each year, scholarships are awarded to inspiring and future-oriented individuals.
The Next Generation Scholarship is designed to support parents of small children on their path to contributing to a more sustainable future for the upcoming generations.

This year’s Next Generation Scholarship was awarded to Thomas Motsch, father of 3 children (aged 4-7).

Find out about his reasons to join the Master’s program below:

“I have been active in the field of sustainable investments for the past 15 years. Besides social and governance related topics, environmental and especially energy-related issues play an important role when analyzing potential investments.
Especially in the last years, renewable energies are getting more diverse and more important. The dependence on subsidies is decreasing and efficiency of different technologies is increasing. From my perspective, we are at an inflection point for energy sourcing in Europe.

As I have an economic background, my aim is to acquire also technical knowledge in the field of renewable energies. I would like to better understand the challenges ahead and to help find solutions for those challenges.
I have chosen this Master’s Program, because TU Wien is a well-established university and this MSc program has already a long-standing history. I also like the international background of the program - on the one hand students from all over the world, on the other hand country modules to study international best practice examples.

I am convinced this Master’s Program will enable me to play an active part in shaping our future energy sourcing. This is also the foundation for contributing to a world that is still worth living in for our children as well. “

We are looking forward to working with Thomas in the course of the program!