Energy transition towards high shares of renewables has huge potential for job growth
A climate compliant energy transition will not just ensure stable energy costs but also lead to zero greenhouse gas emissions and create more stable jobs around the world, reveals a new study conducted at LUT University. The study forecasts that jobs in the energy sector may increase globally from 57 million in 2020 to 134 million in 2050.
LUT University and ANDRITZ Oy conclude important collaboration agreement
The agreement means extensive collaboration in fibre technology research.
"In practice, we will expand the Lahti campus laboratories by nearly a thousand square metres, acquire a wider range of equipment and recruit new staff to Lahti," Dean Riina Salmimies sums up.
The laboratories are currently being designed, and collaborative activities will start in September 2022.
Olli Rehn and Pia Erkinheimo appointed to LUT's board
The new external members to the LUT University's board are Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn and Director Pia Erkinheimo of the Finnish Climate Fund.
The previous board members who will be staying on are Executive Chairman Teresa Kemppi-Vasama, Kemppi, Vice President Kimmo Rauma, Danfoss Editron, and Secretary General Liisa Rohweder, WWF Finland. New board will start its four-year term on 1 January 2022.
Jamie Hyneman appointed Professor of Practice
Inventor and product developer Jamie Hyneman has been appointed as LUT's Professor of Practice for a five-year term from November 15, 2021 to November 14, 2026.
"I'm truly honored by the appointment. I am happy to help LUT by contributing what I know about technology and business and am looking forward to future projects and challenges," Hyneman says.