Netherlands, Enschede

Smart Cities

when 11 August 2019 - 20 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 875

Smart Cities is a rapidly growing concept in both research and policy practice. It is viewed as a solution for cities to better cope with key societal challenges like energy transition, mobility and social innovation through extensive and effective use of big data and IT.

This, in turn, calls for new modes of – smart – governance, with the active involvement of a wide diversity of public, private and citizens’ organizations. In this Summer course, Smart Cities is being studied through three themes. First, we focus on Resources and Infrastructure (water, energy and mobility). Second, we focus the Digital City (Big and open data, geo informatics). And third, we analyze Social Innovation (new modes of governance and behavioral change).

Course leader

Joachim Wetterling

Target group

Course level: Advanced BSC., MSc.
Target group: Students in their third Bachelor’s year, entry level Master’s students

Course aim

• Learn all about the aspects of Smart Cities, ranging from governing a smart city to constructing the physical infrastructure of a smart city
• Applying your knowledge from both technical and governance aspects to smart city development in small projects
• Work in multidisciplinary teams
• Learn how you can contribute to smart city development

Fee info

EUR 875: Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

- A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente
- Course participation
- Course materials
- A tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag)
- WiFi
- Food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
- Coffee/tea
- Free entry to the UT Sport Centre

Scholarships

No scholarships offered! Please check your current/home university!