This cooperation allows students to form international relationships, develop a skill set needed to succeed in a global economy, and contribute to the energy needs of their home cities.
As beacons of research and training, universities help create future workers and generate innovative ideas that energy cities need to thrive. Connecting with universities around the world, especially with institutions associated with energy cities, gives both students and cities an edge in their future development.
WECP facilitates the connection between member cities educational institutions in a variety of ways. Examples of current and future projects include WECAP (World Energy Cities Academic Partnership). For instance, the Stavanger University survey of cities, analyzing trends and patterns to help grow cities.