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European Summer University

Short course

This summer programme is a cooperation between Rotterdam Business School and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. The participating Universities will each focus on their own areas of expertise (air, sea and rail transportation). Based on intensive practical oriented lectures and site visits, the programme will show you how mobility of goods and people can be approached in a sustainable manner.

In the past, industrial value and supply chains were organised along only a few - mostly domestic - levels for production and distribution. Nowadays these supply chains are much more complex across several countries and often even continents. Apart from global supply chain processes, also human mobility has become global, both for business travellers and for tourists. Professional commuters travel today typically more than one hour and in many cases one hundred kilometers - twice a day.As a result of rapid development of global productivity and the increasing mobility as well as growing transport volumes there are significantly increased emissions of greenhouse gases. As a consequence of this, beside the inevitable shortage of fossil resources, the global climate change will lead to increasing average temperatures all over the globe with following rise of the sea levels, following dramatic impact on the global island world and also continental coastal regions. Changing monsoon cycles and the growing deserts as well as observed increasing thunderstorms have a dramatic impact on human living conditions in all regions.

The European Summer University Logistics, Mobility and Sustainability addresses these global issues, offering a combination of scientific lectures, practical exercises and self-experiences as well as selected field trips. The programme is open to bachelor and master students as well as to professionals in Europe and overseas who want to extend their knowledge in the fields of logistics and mobility by interlinking it with profound expertise in sustainable development. It highlights the intercorrelations between sustainable development and both logistics and mobility.

You will also enjoy excursions, on-site lectures and field trips tailored for our Summer University:

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

On site lectures on air and airport logistics at Frankfurt International Airport, House of Mobility and Logistics, Global Logistics Center Daimler Benz and Juwi Services & Solutions.

Rotterdam / Netherlands

Lectures on Sea Transportation and Port Management and an extensive visit to the Port of Rotterdam.

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Location Kralingse Zoom

Where you can find us
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Kralingse Zoom

Kralingse Zoom 91 3063 ND Rotterdam

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