Rotterdam Summer School - Future Proof Port


Sunday, 24 July, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - 18:00

The Port of Rotterdam is by far Europe’s largest port. It connects local businesses to the world’s markets – from Singapore and Shanghai to New York, Los Angeles and Munich. But it has to position itself in the heart of the new economy, to stay in leading position. The pillars of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: circularity and digitalisation therefore have to gain ground. Big open data and smart IT solutions challenge the way we think about ports, for instance in terms of transit and logistics. When the Port becomes one big Internet of Things, who is in control of what? Will there still be a Port Authority?

This transition opens up a vast amount of possibilities for new ways of making. It requires new skills in a changing labour market and new urban hotspots for innovation. This all happens in the Rotterdam Innovation District at the very moment. The relocation of port operations to the West has created space at the RDM Rotterdam and in the Merwe-Vierhavens area for a rapidly growing innovation ecosystem for the smart manufacturing industry based on digital and circular models.

In this summer school you will study how this new regional economy is influenced by digitalisation and big data applications, and how that shapes urban area development. You will develop a strategy for the Rotterdam Innovation District that will make the port of Rotterdam Europe’s most future proof port.

Tuition fee

Participation in our courses includes:

  • City tour, social program, two dinners and excursion
  • Executive Challenge at The Port of Rotterdam Authority
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam Certificate of Attendance

We offer awesome housing at The Student Hotel, 13 nights including your own VANMOOF bike!

Early bird tuition fee (*until 31 March 2016):
Euro 950 ,-
Euro 1399 ,- incl housing

Tuition fee (after 31 March 2016):
Euro 1000 ,-
Euro 1499 ,- incl housing

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