Before the turn of the millennium, it became clear that it was necessary to seek one or more energy sources in quantity, quality, and availability to replace the traditional carbon based sources. Among the available sources, solar energy, biomass, hydroelectric, wave, tidal, geothermal, and wind power can successfully substitute those traditional sources based on oil, gas, and coal.
As in the rest of the world, Brazil has spent great efforts in order to develop technology and implement new energy sources. Within this framework, São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Renewable Energies is an opportunity for the participating students and scholars to interact with world-renowned authorities (please, check the lecturer list) in an intensive two-week course in the vibrating city of São Paulo, the business heart of Brazil. In addition, the academic environment will also provide the opportunity for students as well as researchers in general, both national and international, to initiate or continue technical-scientific studies in Brazil and, particularly, in one of the international level universities of São Paulo state.
FAPESP, the São Paulo state  research funding agency,  will sponsor air tickets and staying expenses for selected national and international students to take part in the two-week school scheduled to occur from July 23rd to August 3rd. Students from all over the world are invited to apply now by submitting their CV and school transcript along with a recommendation letter. Last year graduation students as well as post-graduation students are encouraged to submit. The school has been dimensioned for 100 students. Selection will be based on academic records and the personal interest in carrying out post-graduation studies in an institution located in São Paulo state, Brazil. Application deadline is April 15th, 2018.