Arts and culture
The history of the Energy Delta Institute dates back to 2001, when Gazprom and Gasunie put forward the initiative of launching a joint project to exchange the knowledge and experience in the energy sector. The idea was supported by the Russian and Dutch Governments. The project was given the working title of “Gas University”. Subsequently, the University of Groningen joined the project and set up the Energy Delta Institute in cooperation with Gasunie.
Since September 2002 the specialists from Gazprom, the Russian Industry and Energy Ministry, Gasunie, Shell and other companies have been regularly trained in the Netherlands within the programs on strategic development, market relations and economic aspects of the gas industry. More than 1,000 persons have been students of the Institute over the five years.