Zhejiang University 2022 SDG Global Summer School “Smart City” Concluded Successfully


On August 15th, Zhejiang University 2022 SDG Global Summer School successfully concluded. “Smart City,” one of the key courses in the summer school, focused on 2 frontier integrated sessions, “Intelligent Transportation & Smart Mobility” and “Intelligent Internet of Things & Intelligent Service Robots.” During these 15 days, 15 prestigious experts, 48 project groups, and more than 300 students from home and abroad gathered online. Aimed at building a greener and more intelligent future, participants exchanged their knowledge of smart city, and immersed themselves in cross-cultural communication.

As the product of urbanization and informatization, smart city is one of the most crucial strategies to achieve sustainable development. By applying a new generation of information technology to various industries in a city, smart city, with the focus on smart transportation, smart internet of things, smart service robotics, and smart energy, responds to different needs intelligently, which will connect and integrate a wide range of systems and services in the interests of better performance, improve the efficiency of resource utilization, optimize urban management and services, improving the quality of life, and creating a better sustainable life for human beings. ZJUI hosted this “Smart City Course,” and collaborated with Cambridge University, Imperial London College, University of Washington, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Singapore University of Technology and Design, which provides students with a broad perspective and a solid foundation to understand the concept of smart city, master relevant basic knowledge, and explore the development of smart city.

▲ Instructors

▲ Students in the class

Apart from the intriguing professional courses from our instructors, the course also set team project, in which students can form teams freely and choose one of the three topics given to complete. In the final presentation, 48 groups impressed all the faculty members and students with their unique insights and wonderful ideas on smart cities.

▲ Presentations by group

Focusing on sustainable development and promoting technology innovation are constant aims of ZJUI. Although Zhejiang University 2022 SDG Global Summer School “Smart City” has come to an end, it stands for the new starting point where ZJUIers, together with global faculty members and students, devoted ourselves to sustainable development and building a smart city. In the future, please with us, build a greener and more intelligent future!

(Aticle:Credits:ZJUI News)