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Research School Reesbe

Reesbe is conducted by the University of Gävle in collaboration with the Mälardalen University and the Dalarna University. Reesbe is an effort that is made in close co-operation with the industry in the three regions Gävleborg, Dalarna, and Mälardalen, and is funded by the Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen). Resource-efficient energy systems cover the entire chain from primary resources and production of electricity, heat and cooling to consumers’ energy services, also including societal aspects such as legal, financial, organizational, and institutional frameworks.

Reesbe in Numbers

  • 21 PhD Students
  • 3 Universities
  • 20 Companies
  • Turnover 70 000 000 SEK
  • Project start February 2013
  • Research school start September 2013


The aim of the proposed post-graduate school is to analyse he interaction between energy supply and energy efficiency measures using a long-term and system’s perspective to achieve:

  • lower system costs
  • significant reduction in use of resources
  • substantial reduction of CO2 emissions
  • improved indoor climate for the renovation of
    the existing buildings
  • novel solutions within the district heating systems.


The Reesbe graduate school is a six-year project with the
following outcomes from the research efforts:

  • PhD students to be specialists in their companies
  • Technical or business innovations
  • Strengthened research collaboration between
    the three universities
  • New co-operations between the companies

For more information in English please contact:


Programme Director:

Ewa Wäcklegård


Published by: Eva Wännström Page responsible: Gunilla Mårtensson Updated: 2022-04-01
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)