|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Nominal duration||4 weeks (6 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€920 per programme
The program price consists of the course/tuition fee (student or working professional, see details below) plus the registration fee (€60).
Student course/tuition fee: €920
This course/tuition fee covers the online course, course materials and a digital cultural program.
|Registration fee||€60 one-time
The registration fee is in addition to the course/tuition fee and covers the processing of your application. It is payable upon registration. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
At least one year of university experience or equivalent work experience
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Please upload one of the following documents:
Upload copies in a word or pdf format
All applicants are required to upload a document or certificate to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. If you are a non-native English speaker, you must prove you have a score equivalent to the level B2 or above in the European system (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR), or provide evidence that you have undertaken an equivalent degree/studies in English.
More details: www.tu.berlin/international/summer-school/requirements
If you are a native English speaker, please select this during registration. You will then be exempt from having to upload proof of English level.
The transport sector strongly contributes to anthropogenic climate change with ~20% of global CO2-emissions. While other sectors already achieved improvements, emissions from transport in countries like Germany remained almost constant over decades. Besides environment, we face social (e.g., accidents) and economic (e.g., infrastructure costs) drawbacks from transport. Against this background, the ‘mobility transition’ describes the path towards more sustainable and equitable mobility.
Historically, mobility was subject to few academic disciplines such as engineering and city-planning. At the same time, there were parallel and relatively independent processes in academia, industry and public administration. In recent years, however, mobility has been addressed from new academic fields: psychology, sociology or computer science. Moreover, several new players entered the stage: tech companies, start-ups and grassroot initiatives. This also resulted in new business models and collaborations (e.g., corporate venturing or joint ventures) which illustrates the important role of cooperation.
Nevertheless, there is still a lack of collaboration between disciplines (interdisciplinary) and between academia and practice actors (transdisciplinary) with regard to mobility, even though both concepts have enjoyed great popularity. This constitutes the starting point of this course, in which the mobility transition will be examined as an inter- and transdisciplinary challenge.
Reading week: July 17th – 21st, 2023. Flexible, 20 hours preparatory work to be done on-demand.
Online course: July 24th – August 11th, 2023.
Please note that exact session times will be confirmed once registrations have closed (sessions will be scheduled according to the time zones of the registered course participants).
Should you have any questions regarding the course timetable, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this is a full-time, intensive course and participants will be expected to attend lectures and/or complete independent study Monday through Friday. Additional study may also be required on weekends.