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UNU Geothermal Training Program graduates 23 fellows in Iceland

Field Trip of the UNU-GTP program in 2015 (source: UNU GTP)
Alexander Richter 18 Oct 2017

Last week, the UNU Geothermal Training Program graduated 23 fellows from its 6-months specialized courses in Iceland.

Last week, the 39th session of the United Nations University Geothermal Training Program (UNU-GTP), with 23 UNU Fellows in the six month specialized courses. The Fellows came from 10 countries: China (2), Djibouti (2), El Salvador (1), Ethiopia (3), India (1), Indonesia (3), Kenya (7), Malawi (1), Tanzania (2), and Vietnam (1). The Fellows were trained in: Reservoir Engineering and Borehole Geophysics (6), Geothermal Utilization (5), Geothermal Geology (5), Chemistry of Thermal Fluids (4), and Drilling Technology (3).

From 1979-2017, 670 scientists and engineers from 60 countries have completed the annual six month training. They have come from countries in Africa (39%), Asia (35%), Central and Eastern Europe (11%), Latin America (14%), and Oceania (1%). Amongst these have been 149 women (22%).

At the ceremony speeches were given by Lúdvik S. Georgsson, director of the UNU-GTP, Ingvi Már Pálsson, Director General for the Ministry of Industries and Innovation of Iceland, Gudni A. Jóhannesson, the Director General of the National Energy Authority, and Liu Donglin from China on behalf of the graduating class.

Source: UNU GTP