Summer School on transportation

An intensive learning period for professionals and graduate students in the field of transportation and urban planning, including online lectures and innovation workshops.

EIT Urban Mobility organises, as part of its Master School, the first Summer School! This year, we will build upon the experiences of the Aalto University Summer School on Transportation (ASTRA), celebrating this year its 14th edition. This Summer School offers innovative and practical approaches to understand and solve timely transport problems in both developed and developing countries. The school presents an intensive learning experience for transport professionals and graduate students of varying backgrounds.

Towards Integrated, Customized and Automated Mobility Futures?

The theme of the Summer School on Transportation emphasizes value-driven approach in re-imagining our future urban mobility systems, while taking into account larger societal trends of automation and digitalisation. Underlying Nordic values such as social justice, citizen well-being, and trust in institutions, the focus will be on emerging mobility technologies and services around urban mobility hubs. 

Activities during this Summer School include online lectures and group work activities, focused on various aspects of innovation, planning and policy, including a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Our lecturers include renowned experts from universities around the world.   

This year, Aalto’s Summer School will be integrated with the EIT Urban Mobility Master School, as well as with COST Action 16222 focusing on the Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISE-ACT).

Expected audience

The Summer School is intended for transportation professionals, managers in transport agencies, transport and traffic engineers, planners, transport consultants, citizen advocates, educators, and advanced graduate students in their master’s or doctoral studies. Expected class size is 40. In the past, the participants were from countries across the world.

Participants are expected to ensure access to good Internet connection for video calls and good computer equipment for using online tools.

Participants may earn 3 ECTS study credits from the Aalto University School of Engineering.


Registrations are processed in the order of arrival. Please fill in the registration form below. After registration, we will contact you by email and send you more information about submitting a mandatory motivation letter and CV. In addition, the process might involve a request for additional information, for clarification purposes.

Link to registration form here.

Deadline for completing the registration form: 15 June 2020.

Organised and administered by Aalto University School of Engineering, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering Research Group 

In collaboration with:

  • EIT Urban Mobility
  • WISE-ACT COST Action
  • City of Helsinki
  • City of Espoo
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Helsinki Region Transport (HSL)
  • Ramboll Finland Ltd

Contact information:

Organising Professor
Milos Mladenovic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
Department of Built Environment
School of Engineering
P.O.Box 14100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Tel: +358 50 566 0974

Summer School Coordinator
Oya Duman, Doctoral Candidate
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
Department of Built Environment
School of Engineering
P.O.Box 14100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland