CityLAB V: The Smart City - An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Five day summer school on interdisciplinary approaches to the smart city organized by the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute, 4 - 8 September 2017.
This summer school on ‘The Smart City’, organised by the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute, aims to address the smart city from an interdisciplinary perspective. We assess how the introduction of ICT-technologies and data infrastructures transform contemporary cities and put the smart city in historical perspective. We analyse dynamics of in- and exclusion and the role of citizens in smart cities and look at the political economy of the smart city.
The summer school also includes field trips to bottom-up smart city initiatives and the Antwerp City of Things project and provides room for participants to present and discuss their ongoing smart city projects.
The summer school combines lectures by a range of distinguished external speakers and local staff from the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute with field trips and discussion sessions.
Postgraduates, PhD students and professionals in urban studies or related fields (including urban planning and design, urban history, architecture, urban geography, urban economics, urban sociology, urban cultural studies).
Guest speakers include Guy Baeten (Lund University), Christine Boyer (Princeton University), Ilse Mariën (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), MIT Senseable Lab (MIT), Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht University), Steven Latré (University of Antwerp, City of Things) and Wouter Van Dooren (University of Antwerp).
Study credits (ECTS)
Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Credits will be awarded on the base of preparatory readings, 100 % (active) participation during the course and final presentations.
To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at the home institution.
A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme.
To keep the minds fresh and to maximise interaction, a wide variety of fun and interesting social activities will be organised during evenings and weekends so participants can make the most of their stay in Antwerp.
Participants will not only have the opportunity to get to know their fellow class-mates and staff in a more informal way, but will also be able to get in touch with peers attending other summer schools at the Antwerp Summer University. A visit to the beautiful city hall, a networking reception, a guided city walk, a quiz night, a football game and a day-trip to another Belgian city such as Bruges or Brussels are only some examples of these activities.
All activities of the social programme are offered free of charge, in some cases participants will be asked for a deposit which will be reimbursed upon participation to the activity.
Application procedure in 4 steps
- Register in Mobility Online
- Fill in personal details and complete extra questions
- Wait for approval of your application
- Pay the participation fee and upload some extra documents within 10 days after approval to secure your spot
Applications can be submitted by filling in the online registration form via Mobility Online. The application deadline is 5 June 2017. After having registered, you will automatically receive an email with further guidelines to complete your application.
Upon successful submission you will receive an automatic reply to confirm your application. You will be informed about the results of selection when the programme coordinators have reviewed your file. In case your application is accepted, you will receive an email with more practical information on payment and visa. Note that your subscription is only valid when the participation fee is received by the summer school’s secretariat.
Accepted students will be registered as regular students of the University of Antwerp and will hence receive a student account and a student card with which they will have access to the catering facilities and to the Wi-Fi network of the University of Antwerp. Furthermore, accepted students will be automatically insured under the policy of the University of Antwerp.
|Registration fee||300 EUR|
|Fee info||Includes orientation and course material, coffee breaks, lunches, farewell dinner, and social activities. Does not include accommodation.|
|ECTS Credits||3 ECTS|
Scholarships for University of Antwerp students
Two types of scholarships are available for students who are currently enrolled as regular students of the University of Antwerp.
- Refund of € 150/student after attending a summer school organised at Antwerp Summer University. Students should prefinance the full tuition fee and can claim a reimbursement of the allowance after submitting a certificate of attendance to the Antwerp Summer University Office.
- Scholarship for a short international experience for students who qualify for financial aid by the Department of Social, Cultural and Studentaffairs (SCS) .
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