Population growth and a rising urbanization, accompanied by increasing mobility needs, the demand for a more responsible use of energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions will represent decisive issues in urban areas in the coming years.
Intelligent technologies, based on information technologies, contribute in a decisive way to overcome these challenges. Experts can be trained, so that they can plan and implement solutions through a comprehensive and high-quality education.
The main objective of the project consists on anchor a competence team focusing on educational activities related to technologies for Smart Cities, in the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. This is done by a competency team consisting of a technically excellent team leader and two researchers whose aim is to establish and provide future proof high qualitative education.
This will contribute to expand the offer of high-quality qualification opportunities in future industries that are highly relevant for the economy, such as ICT for smart mobility and smart energy.
Related activities of the team may include evaluation and adaption of existing educational offers in strong relation with requests from industry, the establishment of new teaching materials with respect to gender and diversity guidelines as well as a setup of an appropriate simulation environment for laboratory work. The conception of further educational offers (e.g. Master Degree Program “Smart Cities”) should improve and ensure high qualification of human resources for the industry and ensure jobs for citizens, in respect to the future-proof and challenging field of Smart Cities.