Enschede, Netherlands

Smart Cities

online course
when 14 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 775

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

Robert Muster - Marinescu (MSc) - Phd Candidate

Target group

Students in their third Bachelor’s year, entry-level Master’s students and professionals with an interest in smart cities.

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 775: The CuriousU online package consists of these components:

Online course participation
Online interactive learning platform & tools
Course materials
Online social programme, including games, sports and workshops
Inspirational speakers


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