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Elias’ career journey to becoming an Energy Analyst

Published on 9 March 2021

After completing his MSc in Dundee, Elias signed up for a joint six-month internship programme with United Nations, where he was a research assistant focusing on energy transition in Africa

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From Ghana, Elias Zigah, travelled to study at the University of Dundee and graduated in 2018 with an International Energy Studies and Oil and Gas Economics MSc.

Elias is now an Energy Analyst in France and he tells us about his career journey.

Elias chose to study at the University of Dundee because of its high-quality, interactive, and research-based teaching and learning environment.

“My programme in Energy Economics has not only challenged me to be more innovative and creative in solving problems through research, but it has also equipped me with the necessary skills to tackle the energy transition challenge in developing areas of the world.”

“My studies at the University of Dundee have given me a significant boost to my career as an Energy Analyst, which has allowed me to work at one of the top research institutions in France.”

Elias Zigah, MSc International Energy Studies and Oil and Gas Economics Graduate

After graduation

After graduation, Elias was motivated to research energy transition in sub-Saharan Africa.

After completing his MSc in Dundee, Elias signed up for a joint six-month internship programme with United Nations and the University of Dundee international energy transition project, where he was a research assistant focusing on energy transition in Africa.

Just before the completion of his UN internship programme, Elias had the opportunity to undergo another six- month’s internship at the Climate Economics Chair (CEC) in Paris. At CEC, Elias researched into energy transition in Africa with focus on Market regulations and Competition.

“My MSc gave me a new perspective on renewable energy and the challenges ahead in Africa. The continent has a unique opportunity to develop its economy through renewable energy and this realisation motivated me to focus my interest and research in the energy transition. “

Elias is currently a Research Assistant at Climate Economics Chair where he is researching on energy transition in Sub-Saharan Africa with focus on market designs (regulation and competition) for a smooth transition to renewable energy.

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Obtaining an MSc can be the start of many interesting careers like Elias.

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