Why study at the ERC?

windturbsThe ERC is South Africa’s foremost energy research institution working at the intersection of energy and the environment. We are a multi-disciplinary centre that draws from skills sets as diverse as engineering, economics, history, statistics, political studies, and physics. We have a range of research areas and interests, within four overarching focus areas: energy and climate change, energy poverty and development, energy efficiency and energy systems analysis and planning.




Given the importance of the energy sector to South African society and the economy, and given the knowledge gaps in the sector, there is likely to be an energy research angle to match your interests and skills – whatever your disciplinary background.