Ghent University partners up with the EIT Urban Mobility Master School

(06-12-2022) Are you interested in studying a Master’s programme on urban mobility? Starting academic year 2023-24 students can enroll at Ghent University in combination with one of the partner universities in a double degree programme.

The Ghent University Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) will offer its new programme on Transport & Mobility Engineering in the track “Smart Mobility Data Science & Analytics” of the Master School.

During the Master School you will learn to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to drive the change in urban mobility. You will study how to reshape our urban systems by harnessing big data through advanced data analytics, modelling, and simulation. You will also gain the technical skills & entrepreneurial know-how to maximise future solutions.

The Master School

The EIT Urban Mobility Master School is a cooperation with leading European universities, industry, and cities. These master's programmes not only give the education urgently needed by industry and cities, but also offer a valuable network and international experience. The Master School is offered by EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe.

Next to UGent, participating universities are Aalto University (FIN), KTH Stockholm (SE), UPC Barcelona (ES), TU/Eindhoven (NL), POLIMI Milan (IT), UTartu (EST) and ULisboa (PT).

The programmes integrate leading technological knowledge with training and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship. 

  • During the two-year programme, students will study at two of our partner universities, graduating with a double degree as well as an EIT Label Certificate.
  • Students will take part in an intensive summer school, across two European cities, focused on address critical city-based challenges.
  • As part of the curriculum, an internship is required to provide students with valuable work experience in industry or with a European city.
  • To attract the best talent globally, a scholarship programme is offered.

The need for a new generation of graduates in the transport industry

The world’s cities are undergoing a massive transformation in how they function, how people and goods move, and how the city and its services are designed and managed to support such changes. This transformation is being driven by new technologies, by new industrial actors, and by new priorities to our sustainability goals. To adapt to and to guide this transformation, the transport industry needs a new generation of graduates:

  • who can drive and manage innovation and societal challenges
  • who can excel and collaborate across the many disciplines within urban mobility
  • who have the technical skills and entrepreneurial know-how to maximise future solutions

Apply now!


Sidharta Gautama - Chair Innovation & Entrepreneurship of the EIT Urban Mobility Master School

Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design

Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 46
9052 Zwijnaarde