Hydrogen technologies

Hydrogen technologies can play a key role in reducing polluted emissions by mid-century, and be part of the mosaic of solutions needed to mitigate climate change. In particular, green hydrogen can be the link between renewable sources and end uses to achieve decarbonisation objectives at different levels (energy conversion, industrial use, mobility).

The European Union strategy plans to achieve the decarbonisation objectives for 2050 thanks to the 24% increase in the use of hydrogen, thus contributing to a reduction of CO2 equal to 560 Mt and obtaining economic movements equal to 820 billion Euro: to achieve this goal, it has planned to create around 1 million high-profile jobs by 2030, with a forecast of 5.4 million by 2050.

The aim of HySET is to educate well-trained and enthusiastic professionals with an extensive multidisciplinary knowledge of hydrogen technologies and systems; their training occurs in an international, multicultural environment to stimulate global collaboration to cope with the complex challenges of the energy transition. Cooperation between academic and industrial partners is one key principles of the program.

HySET covers the whole hydrogen value chain: Hydrogen production processes and technologies, Hydrogen storage processes and technologies, Hydrogen transportation/logistic/infrastructure, Hydrogen end uses (stationary, mobility, industry, residential, including fuel cells), Hydrogen safety, codes and standards, including all the socio-economic aspects related to a huge transition to Hydrogen use.

The program is organized over a total of 120 ECTS. In their first-year students will acquire fundamental knowledge, for 30 ECTS in the first semester, and industrial knowledge, for 30 ECTS in the second semester, on the hydrogen value chain through courses taken at two entry point universities (entry points will be Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano). In the second year the students will take the opportunity to have more specialized courses, for 30 ECTS in the third semester moving to another partner university, and ultimately to complete a final graduate dissertation, for 30 ECTS in the fourth semester, preferably as Internship at one Industrial Associated Partner or Supporting Partner.