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 establishes Finland's first electric transportation professorship
LUT will establish a professorship in electric transportation systems and a related new Master's programm in Lahti. The aim is to ensure that Finland will have enough electric mobility expertise based on research and education.
"A significant reform in electrical engineering and electric transportation systems is only starting", says Dean Olli Pyrhönen.
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.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity
The small virus has changed the media environment in a great deal. For journalists, it has been a time of extreme pressure to learn and understand and write timely coverage about the new unpredictable virus. On the other hand, during the past weeks and months, the role and importance of media has increased enormously for every individual and for the whole society.
That's why it is now time to start reflecting what has happened and what is going to happen in the media industry because of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Associate Professor Päivi Maijanen from LUT School of Business and Management.