International Summer School, Dortmund, Germany

12 Prill 2021

Welcome to the International Summer School 23/08/2021 - 03/09/2021


Ruhr Master School, Dortmund, Germany


Smart Cities – that means making cities more future-proof, networked and sustainable on the basis of digital technologies. The concept of the smart city requires “intelligent, learning cities that take care of sustainability, resource efficiency, social networking, citizen integration and participation, economy and climate in the long term in terms of their common goals.” (3 Küffmann, Karin 2020: SMART CITIES Städte nachhaltig, ökologisch und wirtschaftlich attraktiv gestalten: Vorgehen und wesentliche Strukturelemente zur Entwicklung einer intelligenten und lernenden Stadt. S. 2.) The Ruhr area is the largest metropolitan area in Germany. Innovation and digital transformation are the driving forces behind the regional structural change from a former industrial location to a technology and science hotspot.

Under the title “SUSTAINABILITY: REGIONAL – SMART CITIES”, our RMS Summer School offers an exciting programme by covering a groundbreaking topic in an international setting. The complex development and opportunities, but also the critical aspects of the digital transformation of cities will be discussed interdisciplinary by experts and participants from all over the world. We will focus on both chances and risks in the diverse sectors of urban spaces, e.g. smart mobility, smart energy, and smart logistics.

General Information:

The summer school is supported by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.

The summer school is aimed at Interested master’s students from all subjects. 20 places are allocated for international participants.

Requirements: Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages in pdf format) and letter of motivation (max. 1.800 characters) in order to show personal interest and to provide qualifications regarding the topic and as a proof of English language skills (level B2 is desirable). You can submit your application documents with the registration.

English is the language of the even

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