Established as the first foundation university in Izmir and in Aegean Region of Turkey in 2001, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) currently has 7 Faculties, 2 Schools, 3 Vocational Schools, 4 Graduate Schools, and 8 Research Centres.
IUE initiated energy-related interdisciplinary research and studies in 2011. “Sustainable Energy Division” was founded, in line with the basic institutional values of participation, innovation, social responsibility and continued improvement. The division is mainly concerned with investigating the developments in the field of energy markets and policies from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering environmental, social, political, legal, technical and economic aspects. Sustainable Energy Division is affiliated with Graduate School of Social Sciences and Faculty of Business of IUE. The division is a member of European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and e3s joint programme.
The Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz is a not for profit research organisation consisting of about 35 scholars whose sole focus of inquiry is the energy sphere. The institute employs a multidisciplinary structure of three departments (Energy Economics, Energy Law, and Energy Technology) in order to gain holistic insights into the issues under investigation.
The Department of Energy Economics of the Energy Institute has extensive experience in modelling of household energy demand and energy-related behaviours. The department stresses a strong policy and industry focus.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s largest university, with more than 40 000 students. NTNU has strong research communities in its main profile in science and technology and in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, teacher education, medicine, architecture and fine arts.
The department of Social Anthropology has challenging and inspiring educational programmes and research projects in the cross-disciplinary fields of technology, energy, organizations and global inequality. The department participates in, and develops, research projects in close co-operation with Norwegian industry, the department is also developing models, tools and methods for how to manage Norwegian industry.
The Department of Psychology is engaged in research across a broad range of disciplines. The Department has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and participates in both national and international collaborative projects. The research group for “consumption, environment and traffic” analyses drivers of environmentally relevant consumption from small scale everyday consumption decisions to large-scale investment decisions. Many of these decisions are energy related. Research projects are targeting high impact behaviours in the domains energy use, transport, housing, food, consumption, leisure, culture and empowerment.