NORHED-II

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

Application Call 2021

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 Master’s, 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 Masters, 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.

Masters 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. The Masters degree is offered by KU upon successful completion of Masters by Research.

PhD 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.

Double Degree PhD

The study program will award PhD degrees from both KU and the partner university jointly after fulfilling the requirements at both universities. The Double Degree PhD is also three years long.

Post-Doc

The Postdoc position has been planned with an 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
Masters
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
Masters
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 Masters
1
1
1
4
Total       32
         

Hydro-Himalaya project welcomes applications for the Fall term of 2021. Eight positions are open for Masters by Research and four positions are open for Doctorate (PhD) Degree. 

Details of Available Positions for 2021

Research Degree Code Research Domain No. Study Period* Location Start Date* End Date*
Ph.D. (KU) P1-21 Fundamental study on sediment erosion 1 Sept 2021- Aug 2024 WHU, China Aug 2022 July 2023
Ph.D. Double degree (KU-NTNU) P2-21 Design of sediment resistant turbines 1 Sept 2021-Aug 2024 NTNU, Norway   Jan 2022 Aug 2023
Ph.D. Double degree (KU-NTNU) P3-21 Green Hydrogen: Feasibility, Design cases for H2H 1 Sept 2021- Aug 2024 NTNU, Norway Aug 2022 Dec 2023
Ph.D. Double degree (KU-USN) P4-21 Quality and reliability of power and effective transmission 1 Sept 2021- Aug 2024 USN, Norway Jan 2022 Jan 2023
Masters by Research (KU) M1.1-21 and M1.2-21 Fundamental study on sediment erosion 2 Sept 2021- Aug 2023 WHU, China Aug 2022 Dec 2022
Masters by Research (KU) M2.1-21 and M2.2-21 Operation, maintenance of sediment resistant turbines 2 Sept 2021- Aug 2023 NTNU, Norway Aug 2022 Dec 2022
Masters by Research (KU) M3.1-21 and M3.2-21 Green Hydrogen: Feasibility, Design cases for H2H 2 Sept 2021- Aug 2023 NTNU, Norway Aug 2022 Dec 2022
Masters by research (KU) M4.1-21 and M4.2-21 Quality and reliability of power and grid management 2 Sept 2021- Aug 2023 USN, Norway Aug 2022 Dec 2022
*Dates are subject to change

Application must be submitted via email: hydro.himalaya@ku.edu.np

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