Research summary

The overall objective of the project was to contribute to sustainable energy planning through improved energy related knowledge and expertise in the target countries, Laos and Cambodia. The purpose of the project was to enhance and promote sustainable energy education, research and development at the Faculty of Engineering at NUOL, and Department of Electrical and Energy Engineering at ITC. The identification of capacity building activities was guided by the objective to provide improved expertise relevant for both Cambodian and Laotian energy policies and labour markets, as well as to respond to the specific needs of NUOL and ITC. The project also supported the development of Bsc and Msc programs in renewable energy education in both universities. On top of these, the project also aimed to improve the teaching skills, administrative, organisational and intellectual skills of the university staff. Using the acquired knowledge and skills of teachers can foster the renewal of administrative structures and organisational activities.


The project succeeded in improving the capacity of the partner institutions in energy education. It has also succeeded in the development of current curricula and pedagogical skills of teaching staff in both universities. Cooperation with NUOL, ITC and FFRC has continued actively in other FFRC projects.

Research info

Research title

Research timeline
1.5.2011 - 1.12.2012

capacity building sustainable energy education


Cambodia, Finland, Lao People's Democratic Republic

University of Turku (FFRC)
Turku School of Economics
Turku, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)

Project budget
500,000 - 1 million euros

Head of research
Jyrki Luukkanen

Research team
Jyrki Luukkanen (FFRC), Visa Tuominen (FFRC)), Tytti Pasanen (FFRC), Erno Lehtinen (UTU), Yrjö Majanne (TUT), Juha Leppänen (Tamlink Ltd.), Norith Phol (ITC), Khamphone Nanthavong (NUOL), Orkide Akgün (FFRC)

National University of Laos (NUOL), Lao PDR; Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Cambodia; Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland; Tamlink Ltd, Finland

Contact information
Jyrki Luukkanen
+358 50 3370 710
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