MAP-PV Project

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The MAP-PV project aims to develop a cutting-edge, holistic Master Programme in Photovoltaics (PV) across Europe, addressing industry demands and encompassing various disciplines. This initiative, led by Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (HSA) in collaboration with partners like the University of Salerno (UNISA), The Foundation for Innovation and Research – Malta (, and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), seeks to bridge the gap in specialized PV education.

The proposed program intends to equip graduates with a comprehensive understanding of PV systems, spanning material science, physics, engineering, digitalization, economics, and environmental and social aspects. Emphasizing gender parity, the program aims to attract students from diverse STEM backgrounds, including women.

MAP-PV will draw on the expertise of consortium partners who have established programs in PV-related fields. For instance, HSA offers a Master’s in Photovoltaic Engineering Science, while VGTU previously ran a program focused on solar cells and modules. By amalgamating these experiences and resources, MAP-PV aims to develop an English-taught program with broader content, addressing the entire PV system and its applications.

The program design will integrate hands-on learning experiences and leverage resources like outdoor measurement test facilities and indoor laboratories to provide practical exposure. Additionally, it will benefit from insights gained from Horizon-Europe-funded projects like PROMISE and TRANSIT coordinated by

With a focus on adaptability to industry needs, MAP-PV aims to create a trans-European platform for PV education, facilitating the mobility of students and professionals across the region. By involving industry stakeholders, research centers, and Ph.D. program coordinators, the program intends to stay relevant and responsive to evolving industry demands.

Ultimately, MAP-PV seeks to fill the educational gap in PV technology by offering a comprehensive, up-to-date, and cross-disciplinary Master’s program, thus contributing to the advancement of the renewable energy sector in Europe.