REHVA is committed to advancing its programs and services for young engineers, helping them build their professional foundations and carrier. REHVA organises courses for students and young professionals and promotes their participation in the REHVA network event by discounts. The CLIMA World Congresses are inviting young researchers to submit abstracts. If students team-up and purchase REHVA guidebooks they receive a significant discount.
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REHVA Student competition
REHVA organises every year a competition to award the best HVAC students in in Europe. REHVA Member Association can nominate one entry per country to the competition after having organised their national level contests. The submitted works are based on a Master or Bachelor work and can cover any topic in the field of heating, ventilation or air conditioning. The Student competitions ae organised during the REHVA Annual Meetings and the Students receive a trophy with their names engraved in it, which is then handed over next year to the next winner. The trophy has been traveling a lot in the past decade carrying the names of all the proud winners since 2005.
REHVA World Student Competition/HVAC World Student Competition
In 2013, REHVA founded a REHVA World Student competition with 4 MoU partners from India (ISHRAE), ABRAVA (Brazil), North-Amerika (ASHRAE), China (CCHVAC) and Korea (SAREK). Every three year at the CLIMA World Congress REHVA is organising the competition, having 1 candidate from each partner continent or region. The candidates ae selected by the MoU partner association. The winner of the REHVA Student Competition is the European candidate in the World Student Competition.
Between the CLIMA years, the other MoU partners organise the HVAC World Student Competition according to the same rules around the world with the participation of REHVA in the jury. The first competition was held in 2018 in China, organised by CCHVAC. REHVA co-finances the participation of the European candidate in these global competitions.
REHVA Young Scientists
REHVA dedicates an award to young scientists across Europe for outstanding research work: thesis, dissertation, or a set of shorter publications of similar importance of young researchers on subjects covered by the fields of REHVA competence. The candidate shall be maximum 35 years at the end of the year of application to the award. Maximum 3 REHVA young scientist awards can be granted each year with a maximum of one per country. The award recipient receives memorial plaque and honorary.