Created in 1995, the REN Award, one of the oldest scientific awards in Portugal, has evolved to incorporate the developments and transformations of the energy sector over the years. It started out as a prize for the best students of networks and electrical systems to subsequently incorporate natural gas, and most recently to reach candidates coming from a wide spectrum of areas, from Engineering to Economy, Mathematics, Physics, Law, Information Systems and Computing.

The REN Award is attributed, each year, to  the best Master's theses on energy developed in Portuguese universities, and it has one clear purpose: to contribute to the development of the energy sector in Portugal and strengthen the interaction between REN and the academy in Portugal.

A jury, composed by highly reputed professionals, chaired by Professor João Peças Lopes is responsible for selecting the three Master thesis winners and, every other year, the best doctoral thesis. 

This year's edition (2023) will award the best Master and Doctoral thesis with the following monetary prizes:

Doctoral Thesis:

Master Thesis:
1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize


Applications for the 2023 edition of the REN Prize are now open. Those interested may apply until 30 April 2023.

Find out more here.

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