Program code

Program Duration
10 Days

July 16th - 25th, 2018


480,00 Euro covers course activities, accomodation, lunches and coffee breaks, welcome cocktail. Flight and other living costs are not included


Astana, 2018


Modern urban areas are smart environments equipped with interconnected sensors and devices that allow for the efficient and the effective use of the available resources. City officials can exploit smart city technologies to observe the behavior of the communities and monitor infrastructures, with the objective of increasing the quality and reducing the cost of the services provided to citizens.

Designed by University of Milano-Bicocca in partnership with Eurasian National University, ISINNOVA, and Eventi Kazakhstan, this summer school will provide a comprehensive view of the technologies, concerns and assets relevant to the design of smart cities. The lectures will cover the layers that typically constitute a smart city and will consider applications in a number of domains, including mobility, energy, sustainability and urban planning.

The program will start with the analysis and description of the increased use of technology, specifically, unlocking, analyzing and using data to solve problems and exploit opportunities. During the second part of the program the class will work on smart and sustainable city solutions through intelligent urban planning, while foreseeing concrete initiatives directly handled by local authorities.

The school will be held in Astana, which is a city with big plans of development situated in a country that has a clear social-oriented program, based on a new quality of life for the greatest possible number of citizens focused on the modernization of the society and the state on the basis of industrial-innovative development.

Our lecturers will highlight strategies to a practical implementation of sustainable solutions. The program will be enriched with several guided visits to smart-sites in the city of Astana, and best practice presentations by leading international organization on urban planning and sustainability.

By participating in the International Summer School “SMART CITY LOOKS LIKE…” students will explore interdisciplinary approaches while working in interdisciplinary and intercultural groups of students and lecturers in order to analyze what smart city looks like: cities aiming to become more energy efficient, clean and green, while addressing Citizen engagement, governance and critical needs.

Contents Covered

The Program will cover the basics and theoretical aspects of

  • Infrastructure and Sensors
  • Open Data and Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobility
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Planning


Astana, Kazakhstan at Eurasian National University

Application deadline

18th March 2018

Target Audience

PhD Students, MSc students, Researchers at the early stage of their career

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