NORHED-II

Research-Based Education for Development of Hydropower Professionals (2021-2026)

Application Call 2022

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has funded the NORHED II project, Research Based Education for the Development of Hydropower Professionals (Hydro-Himalaya). The project aims to strengthen the research-based education at KU in the field of hydropower engineering by producing high-quality research, higher-quality graduates, and a better qualified workforce. The project has three thematic areas: Effective Production of Hydro Energy, Effective Transmission of Hydro Energy, and Effective End-use of Hydro Energy.

The MS by Research, PhD, and Post-doctorate programs at Hydro-Himalaya Project (HHP) attract individuals who share a deep aspiration to continue their career as Hydropower Professionals in Himalayan Region. 

Academic Details

The MS by Research, Ph.D. and Post-Doc program of Hydro-Himalaya at Kathmandu University is a research-intensive graduate program primarily focused on conducting active research in the several domains of Hydropower Engineering.

MS Degree

The program is distributed over the period of two years in which the students engage in finding solutions to research questions under the guidance of designated supervisors from KU and partner institutions. The MS degree is offered by KU upon successful completion of MS by Research.

PhD Degree (Single and Double degree)

The program is distributed over three years period in which the students engage in finding solutions to PhD research questions. KU provides the PhD degree upon the completion of the study program for those having a single degree and for those with double degrees, the program will award PhD degrees from both KU and the partner university jointly after fulfilling and completing the requirements at both universities. The PhD degree is three years long.

Post-Doc

The Post-doc position has been planned with the aim to train the faculty members and researchers for strengthening research competence at KU.

Program Details 2021-2026

         
Thematic Area Specific Area Research Domain Degrees Total
Effective Production of Hydroelectricity Sediment Erosion in hydro turbine Basic research, Design, Production, Operation and Maintenance Post Doc
PhD
MS
Double-Degree PhD
1
3
10
2
Effective Transmission of Hydroelectricity Electrical Control, and Effective Transmission Quality and reliability of power, Surveillance, VFD Control and grid stability PhD
Double- Degree PhD
MS
1
2
6
Effective End-use of Hydroelectricity Green Hydrogen H2H:  Feasibility, Design cases, develop research facilities, prototype, safety, process control

Post Doc
PhD
Double- Degree PhD MS

 

1
1
1
4
Total       32
         

Hydro-Himalaya project welcomes applications for the Fall term of 2022. Eight positions are open for MS by Research and three positions are open for Doctorate(PhD) Degree. 

Details of Available Positions for 2022

Research Degree

Code

Research Domain

No.

Study Period*

Location

Mobility Period*

Ph.D.
(KU)

P1-22

Fundamental study on sediment erosion

1

Aug 2022- Jul 2025

WHU, China

12 months

Ph.D. Double degree
(KU-NTNU)

P2-22

Design of sediment resistant turbines

1

Aug 2022- Jul 2025

NTNU, Norway  

18 months

Ph.D. Double degree
(KU-USN)

P4-22

Quality and reliability of power and effective transmission

1

Aug 2022- Jul 2025

NTNU, Norway

18 months

MS by Research
(KU)

M1.1-22 
and
M1.2-22

Fundamental study on sediment erosion

2

Aug 2022- Jul 2024

WHU, China

6 months

MS by Research
(KU)

M2.1-22
and
M2.2-22

Operation, maintenance of sediment resistant turbines

2

Aug 2022- Jul 2024

NTNU, 
Norway

6 months

MS by Research
(KU)

M3.1-22
and

M3.2-22

Green Hydrogen: Feasibility, Design Cases for H2H

2

Aug 2022- Jul 2024

NTNU, Norway

6 months

MS by Research
(KU)

M4.1-22 and
M4.2-22

Quality and reliability of power and grid management

2

Aug 2022- Jul 2024

USN, Norway

6 months

*Dates are subject to change

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