Applications for our first HEdIS Summer School on “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens” are open now. The overarching subject of the programme is the Internet of Things (IoT) that is so far underachieved even though it is said to be the driver of the fourth industrial revolution and Future Internet. African countries are not keeping pace with these technological advancements and do not have the skills and research required for IoT. It, however, offers potentials that will be explored in the HEdIS Summer School “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens”. Focus is put on the themes Water & Waste Management, E-Mobility and Energy Efficiency and respective problems in South Africa, as well as worldwide.
The Summer School will start at 1 October and last until 30 November, with physical attendance from 23 to 29 November at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (30 November for assessment). The total duration of the course is two weeks.
Prior to lectures and workshops in Port Elizabeth, participants will attend an off-campus online module. After having researched their respective theme and having understood problems that go along with it, we welcome all participating students, business partners and scientists to NMU. We want to educate participants on the IoT and the potential its technologies offer.
The Summer School week will start off with an introduction to smart, innovative, connected technologies and case studies of sustainability, which will guide us throughout the programme. Thereafter, each date is designated to one of the themes. Participants will get input through lectures and work in groups on their cases to design innovative and sustainable solutions to the cases and present them at the end of the week.
Further information about the Summer School is written down here.
You can access the application form at our website until 1 October. Successful applicants will be notified before 20 October.