We are currently witnessing an unprecedented technological revolution that is transforming the way we live, work and interact with each other. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data and other disruptive technologies are leading this change. In this context, smart cities are steadily becoming a tangible reality.

A smart city is a city that uses advanced technology to improve the quality of life of its citizens and the efficiency of its services and resources. To this end, advanced technologies are integrated in areas such as transportation, energy, security, health and the environment.

The goal of smart cities is to create more sustainable, safe and efficient urban environments. For example, the use of intelligent sensors and monitoring systems can improve traffic management, reducing waiting times and reducing the emission of polluting gases. Similarly, the integration of smart technologies in energy management can improve energy efficiency and reduce resource consumption. In addition, the use of intelligent security systems can improve crime prevention and increase citizen safety.

In this context, local projects such as LIFE Vía de la Plata have emerged, which aim to create new green spaces in Salamanca to better adapt to climate change, applying artificial intelligence to monitor the many benefits that nature brings to citizens, thus making Salamanca a smart city that is more respectful of the planet.

In the BISITE group of the University of Salamanca we have a master's degree in smart cities. Students will be able to launch projects of this type during their training and collaborate in other existing ones through modules on urban transformation, intelligent systems or fundamentals of IoT and data science, among others. In addition, the master's degree methodology is customized so that the training can be combined with other academic and work activities, providing the student with online sessions, the virtual campus and all the required teaching materials.

We also organize activities in this field, such as SSCt, the international conference on sustainable smart cities and territories, which will be held in Manizales, Colombia, this year. On the other hand, we are promoting initiatives such as Salamanca Tech Day, an innovation forum to be held on 3 May in which experts from the city will meet to discuss the latest developments related to technology in Salamanca. For more details about the program click here.


Why study a Master's Degree in Smart Cities?

Here are some of the benfits of taking a Master's Degree in Smart Cities:

  1. Current relevance: Smart cities are gaining growing importance in the world of technology and urban planning. As cities become larger and more complex, the need to develop technological solutions to manage them efficiently becomes more critical. By studying smart cities, you'll be preparing yourself for a career in a field that is constantly growing and in demand.
  2. Multidisciplinary approach: The University of Salamanca offers a curriculum that spans multiple disciplines, including technology, architecture, engineering, economics and social sciences. This means that you will have the opportunity to learn from experts in various areas and acquire interdisciplinary skills that will allow you to approach smart city problems from a holistic perspective.
  3. Practical experience: The smart cities curriculum at the University of Salamanca includes a wide range of practical experiences, such as research projects, internships and workshops. This means that you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real situations and acquire practical skills that will be useful in your future career.
  4. International recognition: The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic institutions in Europe, with a long history of academic excellence. By obtaining a master's degree in smart cities from this university, you will be demonstrating that you are well prepared to face the challenges of the real world.

The goal of the master's degree is for you to become a great professional in the sustainable development of cities through technological innovation and citizen participation.

Pre-registration will start next 3 May 2023, for more information you can write to formacionbisite@usal.es.

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