The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) awards the University of Twente (UT) module ‘Smart ways to make smart cities smarter’ with the ECIU Team Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. The ECIU Team Award is presented annually to recognize teaching and learning innovations of teams from the ECIU member institutions. The UT minor ‘Smart ways to make smart cities smarter’ is selected as the winner out of seven candidates. The jury especially appreciates the high level of interdisciplinary approach of the module and its connection to external stakeholders.
‘Smart ways to make smart cities smarter’ is a joint bachelor course where the Centre for Transport Studies collaborates with Construction department, ITC and Robotics. Students have the opportunity to work with company cases related to sensor data for transport and social media. Dr. Lissy La Paix is responsible of the traffic track in this course.