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The UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS) is part of a North-South/South-South initiative to promote access to sustainable energy for all.

The chair’s scientific and technical program is designed to take up the challenge of  making sustainable energy available for all through knowledge transfer and advanced training. The program calls for visiting professors, international workshops, and student exchanges to provide top-notch training on emerging energy technologies.

The MATECSS Chair will also offer scholarships and financial assistance for doctoral students from developing countries, either at the Centre or at their own institutions through online courses and scientific and technological transfer activities.   

Professors at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications and Eau Terre Environnement research centres will be involved, along with researchers from partner universities in over ten countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.