outSMARTing the urban life

General description

Cities have outlasted kingdoms, revolutions and financial crisis. How is it possible that something so enormous and fragile can survive thousands and thousands of years? What is the secret?

The city is a complex system and within its complexity lies the ability to reinvent itself. Over the years, it has adapted to the needs of its citizens. That’s how the concept of SMART CITY was born! Smart cities enable progress by incorporating technology into sustainable development, citizen well-being and economic growth.

Not only will you explore this astonishing field, but you will also get the chance to visit Transylvania, the land of vampires. Being scared of light, they organize the wildest parties where you will bond with your pals from all over the Europe.

After all, people are the basis of every city and here, in BEST Bucharest, we are a big lovely community eager to meet you this summer. We guarantee 11 days of unforgettable memories. Crazy nightlife, tasty traditional food, breathtaking sights and so many other exciting activities are waiting for you.

At the end of the day, life is all about people and experiences. By applying to this course you have the opportunity to check both of them.

What are you waiting for? Right in front of you lies the embodiment of your bucket list!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Automotive Engineering , Computer Engineering , Economics/Business Administration/Marketing , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Industrial Management , Logistics , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechatronics , Power Engineering , Transport Engineering
Content and topics:
Current issues concerning urban life and the development of technologies incorporated in every aspect of our lifestyle. Concepts of building socially relevant, sustainable, equitable public spaces and optimizing social services.
Learning goals and objectives:
This course aims to provide basic knowledge about the technologies behind Smart Cities. Students will be able to express a personal judgement on the potential of smart cities in addressing fundamental problems such as enviromental protection, energy availability and urban planning.
Examination type:
Team project with final presentation.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter, interest in the topic and answers to our questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Students' dormitories next to our University.
Three meals per day, at least one of them warm.
Public transportation during the stay in Bucharest and a private bus for the weekend trip. These will be provided at no extra costs.