Fostering wind energy

science and education

2010, 28 - 30 June
eawe Torque Conference
Heraklion, Greece
2011, 25 - 26 October
3rd eawe PhD Summer School
Delft, Netherlands
2011, 27 - 28 October
7th eawe PhD Seminar
Delft, Netherlands
2012, 12 - 13 September
8th eawe PhD Seminar
Zurich, Switzerland
2012, 09 - 11 October
eawe Torque Conference
Oldenburg, Germany
2013, 18 - 20 September
Visby, Sweden
2014, 28 - 31 October
Orléans, France
2015, 10 - 12 March
Copenhagen, Denmark
2015, 20 - 21 March
Oldenburg, Germany
2015, 02 - 03 June
Helsinki, Finland
2015, 09 - 10 June
Visby, Sweden
2015, 15 - 19 June
eawe PhD Summer School
Lyngby, Denmark
2015, 15 - 16 June
Delft, Netherlands
2015, 23 - 25 September
Stuttgart, Germany
2015, 01 - 02 October
Leuven, Belgium
2015, 17 - 20 November
EWEA 2015
Hamburg, Germany
2016, 21 - 22 April
1st international Winercost Conference
Ankara, Turkey
2016, 25 - 27 May
12th eawe PhD Seminar
Lyngby, Denmark
2016, 27 - 30 September
Hamburg, Germany
2016, 27 - 29 September
Hamburg, Germany
2016, 05 - 07 October
eawe Torque Conference
Munich, Germany
2017, 07 - 08 March
Conference for Wind Power Drives
Aachen, Germany
2017, 30 - 01 June
Visby, Sweden
2017, 06 - 08 June
London, United Kingdom
2017, 26 - 29 June
eawe Wind Energy Science Conference
Lyngby, Denmark
2017, 13 - 14 September
4th Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop
Roksilde, Denmark
2017, 20 - 22 September
13th eawe PhD Seminar
Cranfield, United Kingdom
2017, 24 - 26 October
Boulder, Colorado, USA
2017, 28 - 30 November
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018, 11 - 15 June
PhD Summer School: Remote Sensing for Wind Energy
Roskilde, Denmark
2018, 20 - 22 June
Milan, Italy
2018, 18 - 20 September
Brussels, Belgium
2018, 25 - 28 September
Hamburg, Germany
2019, 12 - 13 March
Conference for Wind Power Drives 2019
Aachen, Germany
2019, 02 - 04 April
Bilbao, Spain
2019, 22 - 24 May
Wake Conference
Visby, Sweden
2019, 17 - 20 June
eawe Wind Energy Science Conference
Cork, Ireland
2019, 14 - 17 October
Amherst, USA
2019, 15 - 16 October
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2019, 28 - 31 October
Nantes, France
2019, 26 - 28 November
Copenhagen, Denmark
2020, 27 - 29 May
eawe Torque Conference
Delft, The Netherlands
2020, 01 - 04 December
WindEurope Conference at WindEnergy Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
2020, 14 - 16 December
Online Event
2021, 09 - 10 March
Conference for Wind Power Drives 2021
Aachen, Germany
2021, 25 - 28 May
eawe Wind Energy Science Conference
Hannover, Germany
2021, 15 - 17 June
Visby, Sweden or Online
2021, 03 - 05 November
Porto, Portugal
2021, 23 - 25 November
Copenhagen, Denmark
2022, 01 - 03 June
Delft, The Netherlands
2022, 22 - 24 June
Milano, Italy
2022, 20 - 22 September
Delaware, USA
2022, 02 - 04 November
Bruges, Belgium
2023, 23 - 26 May
WESC 2023
Glasgow, UK
2023, 20 - 22 June
Visby, Sweden
2023, 06 - 08 September
Hannover, Germany
2024, 20 - 22 March
Bilbao, Spain
2024, 24 - 26 April
Madrid, Spain
2024, 29 - 31 May
Florence, Italy
2024, 24 - 26 September
Visby, Sweden
2025, 25 - 27 June
Nantes, France

20 Years EAWE

20 years ago, eleven forward thinking pioneers founded the European Academy of Wind Energy. The idea was to start a collaborative association that should shape wind energy science and education to achieve a more sustainable and cleaner future. From the eleven initial members of the academy, EAWE has constantly grown over the last 20 years and today, 14 presidents later, I am proud to share with you that we are an international alliance of 56 universities in Europe and the US, reflecting community of worldwide experts in wind energy with a credible voice on current and future wind energy research. I like to thank all of you for making this a success story and hope we keep on continuing this journey in the coming years, says Prof. Dr. Athanasios Kolios, president of EAWE.

Learn more about the history of the academy and the biggest milestones over the last 20 years.


EAWE is an international non-profit organization that promotes and supports the development of wind energy science. Our goal is to exploit wind energy to its full potential for the benefit of the world. As an international alliance of more than 55 universities in Europe and the US, EAWE is a community of worldwide experts in wind energy that provides a credible voice of tomorrow’s wind energy research.

EAWE’s vision is to actively encourage wind energy science and education to achieve a more sustainable and cleaner future.

EAWE’s mission is to:

Connect expertise in wind energy science and education

Provide a forum for wind energy knowledge exchange

Improve diversity, equity and inclusion in wind energy science

Promote education, awareness, career development and interest in wind energy

Be a credible, legitimate and independent scientific voice of European wind energy research

EAWE was found in 2003 and is registered in Oldenburg, Germany. Our main decisions are taken in the General Assembly which we organize twice a year. All members have voting rights. The daily business is organized by the Board (president, vice-president, branch manager) and the treasurer.

To ensure the effectiveness of our work and to cover the wide range of wind energy, EAWE is supported by several organizational and technical committees that meet on a regular basis.

Next to our committees, EAWE has founded an international open access scientific journal in 2016 called ‘Wind Energy Science’(WES). The journal is dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies that take an interdisciplinary perspective of fundamental or pioneering research in wind energy.

EAWE organizes its own events for that the members can apply as a host. Our Torque conference is taking place every even year and our Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) every odd year. Torque focuses mainly on technical science and WESC is the broader event that covers all aspects in wind energy. During the conferences EAWE has established an award ceremony and hands over several awards to honor great achievements within the wind energy research. On a more educational level EAWE organizes an annual PHD Seminar which as well is hosted by applying members.

If you are a university or research institute being active in wind energy research and education, we invite you to become a member of the European Academy of Wind Energy.


EAWE supports wind energy research through its various activities. EAWE does not perform any research itself, but all EAWE members are leading research institutes in the field of wind energy. EAWE interacts and collaborates with various European and international organizations in the field of wind energy, such as WindEurope, ETIPWind, NAWEA, among others.

EAWE is a strong advocate of fundamental research in wind energy as the basis for sustained long-term reductions of the levelised cost of wind energy. To this end, EAWE has published its long term strategic research agenda 2016–2025. In 2015, EAWE funded the interactive open access journal ‘Wind Energy Science’, which has become a leading journal in the field of wind energy. Also EAWE’s conference proceedings, publications, and white papers are available open source.

Finally, as important part of its mission, EAWE supports scientific workshops and conferences in the field of wind energy. EAWE also supports the scientific tracks of the WindEurope meetings. In addition to that, EAWE organizes three main flagship events: the biennial ‘Science of Making Torque from Wind’ and ‘Wind Energy Science’ conferences, and the yearly EAWE PhD Seminar

Torque Conference

The biennial scientific conference The Science of Making Torque from Wind had successfully establised itself since 2004 as Europe‘s leading scientific wind energy conference, taking place every even year. Experts from academia and industry are discussing latest results and developments in fundamental and applied wind energy research.

Wind Energy Science Conference

The Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) is a biennial conference taking place every odd year, starting 2017. The purpose of the conference is to gather leading scientists and researchers in the field of wind energy to present their latest findings in oral presentations and several parallel sessions, covering all scientific topics in wind energy.

PhD Seminars

The annual PhD seminar provides opportunity for PhD students and supervisors from all over Europe to exchange information and experience on research in wind energy. Mainly organized by PhD students at the institution in charge it includes slots for PhD students present their activities in talks and poster exhibition.

Journal of Wind Energy Science

The EAWE Wind Energy Science (WES) is an open-access international scientific journal publishing high-quality fundamental and pioneering research, reviews and commentaries in wind energy. The journal was launched in 2016, and since then it has published over 450 papers, with a constant steady growth of new submissions (161 in 2021). The Editorial Board is composed of chief and associate editors, all leading scientists in their fields, supported by a large pool of expert reviewers, together ensuring the highest scientific standards.

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The majority of EAWE’s member institutions are active in education of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. EAWE focusses on coordinating programmes, the sharing of educational material, etc. EAWE also organizes a yearly PhD Seminar that aims at bringing together starting as well as senior PhD students in the field of Wind energy.

Wind Energy Education Programmes

Various EAWE members organize dedicated wind-energy Bachelor, Master or postgraduate study programmes. Some joined programmes also exist.

More Information on Wind Energy educational programmes

Phd Actitvities

An important part of EAWEs mission is to educate and connect PhD students. To this end, EAWE supports the organization of a yearly PhD Seminar, with as main organizer the PhD student Committee.

More Information on PhD activities

PhD Summer School

Members often organize summer schools that are open to other participants as well. Organizers can post their summer school on the EAWE website using following form. The list of upcoming Summer Schools can be consulted on our

Summer School page


EAWE yearly presents two awards, alternately at the Torque conference and the Wind Energy Science Conference. The Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award recognizes PhD dissertations in the field of wind energy of extraordinary quality and innovation. The EAWE Scientific Award is a career achievement award for leading scientists in the field of wind energy. A list of all past winners can be found on the awards site.

In 2022, the Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award was presented to Dr. Konstantinos Tatsis (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

In 2022, the EAWE Scientific Award was presented to Dr. Sue Ellen Haupt (NCAR, USA)


All announcements on conferences, news, job postings and summer school events can be found on the subpages. Jobs postings and Summer school Events can be post by using following form.
24/09 - 26/09/24
20th eawe PhD Seminar
25/06 - 27/06/25
WESC 2025
We are pleased to announce the first seminar to be given by Julie Lundquist of the University of Colorado Boulder on Assessing risk to offshore wind turbines using large-eddy simulations.
Congratulations to our member, NTUA, Athens, for being the organizer of our 21st EAWE PhD Seminar in 2025.
Prof. Eleni Chatzi (ETH Zuerich) was voted as new president and Prof. Alessandro Bianchini (Università degli Studi di Firenze) was voted as new vice-president of EAWE for the term of 2024/25.
Summer School
24/06 - 28/06/24
PhD summer school in remote sensing for wind energy 2024 - Boulder, USA
Summer School
10/06 - 14/06/24
PhD summer school in remote sensing for wind energy 2024 - Risø
Summer School
12/06 - 16/06/23
PhD summer school in remote sensing for wind energy 2023
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