Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln

Once EWI, always EWI

Once EWI, always EWI

Former members of the Institute of Energy Economics have been organised in an association to support the Institute's development for more than 40 years. Since 2010 the association is called 'EWI Alumni – Verein der Absolventen und Freunde des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e.V.'.

In accordance with its articles of association, EWI Alumni has the goal of promoting the exchange of experience between scientific research and practice. EWI Alumni offers its current 380 members five events a year to educate themselves further in energy economics, and of course, also to socialise and maintain contact with one another.

Each year, the EWI Alumni Association organises a workshop for its members. Each workshop offers talks by either external experts, alumni members or EWI researchers. The next workshop with the topic „Dezentrale Energie – Wo liegen die neuen Geschäftsmodelle?“ will take place on May 8th, 2014 at EWI.

Furthermore, once a year the association offers an excursion with focus on energy economics. In June 2013 the EWI alumni traveled to Kempten (Allgaeu) to learn more about solar thermal technology. The next excursion in May 2014 will be a trip to Leipzig, the home of the European Energy Exchange, to visit an underground storage and lignite power plant. Read more about the trips here.

In addition, there is an EWI alumni round table in Cologne every spring and late summer. The next round table will take place in Cologne on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the Restaurant Herbrands in Cologne.

The annual general meeting of EWI is always held in November in Cologne (the last time on November 22, 2013).

The association offers two different types of membership. You may be admitted as an ordinary member, if you wrote your thesis or dissertation at the Cologne University. Any interested party may be admitted as an extraordinary member on request, provided their membership is beneficial to the aims of the association.

Contact for all matters concerning EWI Alumni is M.Sc. Lisa Schaupp, Managing Director of EWI Alumni.