Intensive program april 2017

The challenge of creating Smart Sustainable Cities is looking for  you!

An engaging 3 week-long challenge, of 3 ECTS. Together with students from universities of Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Spain. In this intensive program you will work together to develop viable solutions for the real world. Three municipalities do need your ideas!

The program involves lectures, visits and interactions with sustainable show cases and allow you to develop your knowledge about sustainability. You will challenge yourself and others face to face and in an e-learning environment. You develop project management and communication skills in a European context. And of course, you learn to know the city and the country where you are studying. With your team you will participate in the international student competition on Transition Zero. The housing is paid by the program. A selection procedure is part of the application procedure. Submission is closed.


3 April until 21 April 2017. The apartments are reserved from the 2th of April until the 22th of April.


Full participation in the study program, is valued as 3 ECTS

Schedule Intensive Program globally:


Receiving the students
Introduction on the projects by the municipality and forming the project groups
Introduction on Smart Sustainable Cities and the course content
Working on the theoretical part of the SSC course


Students working on their project assignment
Mid-term presentations of their projects
Some nice and relevant excursion and guest speakers, innovation sessions


Students prepare their end-pitch
Students present their result in concept
Municipality receive the end result
Prepare the submission for the international student competition

The challenges from the municipalities and the detailed programs at each university:

Alcoi / Valencia




During the whole course, a blended learning environment will offer you a lot of information and tools, about Smart Sustainable Cities. You will work on a wicked problem, given to you by one of the three municipalities, Utrecht, Alcoi / Valencia or Turku. A professional team of lecturers will coach you and guide you in the program. As an Erasmus student you have all the facilities to study and work in the university that hosts your program.

The student competition:

Click here for the website of the challenge.

How to submit:

Choose for Utrecht, Turku or Alcoi / Valencia and send a mail to show your interest to the contact person of your own university.


If you are a HU student: Martijn Rietbergen

For Turku students: Jenni Suominen

For UPV students: Javier Orozco Messanen

For HAW students: Tobias Held

For MMU students: Susan Baines

In the mail you have to mention: your study, your age, your studentnumber and the city of your choise.

Submission is closed.