Aalto University Summer School on Transportation

An intensive learning period for professionals and graduate students in the field of transportation and urban planning, including lectures, innovation workshops and site visits.
Otaniemi park

Aalto University Summer School on Transportation (ASTRA) offers innovative and practical approaches to understand and solve timely transport problems in both developed and developing countries. The school presents an intensive learning experience for transport professionals and graduate students of varying backgrounds.

Towards Integrated, Customized and Automated Mobility Futures?

The theme of the 14th Aalto University Summer School on Transportation emphasizes value-driven approach in re-imagining our future urban mobility systems, while taking into account larger societal trends of automation and digitalization. Underlying Nordic values such as social justice, citizen well-being, and trust in institutions, the focus will be on emerging mobility technologies and services. Activities during summer school include lectures, workshops and a site visit, focused on various aspects of planning and policy, including technological trends and variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Our lecturers include renowned experts from Aalto University, as well as universities around the world. This year, Summer School will be integrated with EIT Urban Mobility Master School, as well as with COST Action 16222 focusing on the Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISE-ACT). Through this collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, attendees will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the site visit activities.   

Expected audience

The Summer School is intended for transportation professionals, managers in transport agencies, transport and traffic engineers, planners, transport consultants, citizen advocates, educators, and advanced graduate students in their master's or doctoral studies. Expected class size is 40. In the past, the participants were from countries across the world.


The 2020 Summer School will take place August 24 – September 4 on the famous Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland.

Registration fees and course credits

The registration fee of EUR 700 includes course material and banquet. After April 30th, the fee is EUR 900. Registration is open until June 15th.

There is a possibility of one day (EUR 150) and one lecture registration (EUR 50). Please contact Summer School Coordinator in these cases.

The attendees may earn study credits in the Aalto University School of Engineering (2-3 ECTS credits).

Register here

Student scholarships

A limited number of scholarships for the registration fee is available for master and doctoral students enrolled at a university at the time of application. The scholarship does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

If you want to apply for a student scholarship, please register first. After registration we will contact you by email and send you more information about the scholarship application process. The scholarship application process involves submitting a motivation letter and CV. In addition, the process might involve a request for additional information, for clarification purposes.

Scholarship applications are handled in the order of arrival. The decisions about the scholarships will be sent to the applicants at the earliest possible date. We will inform when the scholarship quota is full on this page. 


Visiting Aalto University

See the pages below for more information on the Otaniemi campus and options for accommodation.

Dipoli Kaleva Image: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto University


Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Campus maps, addresses and getting to Otaniemi

Here you will find all practical information compiled!

Aalto Töölö

Short-term accommodation

Accommodation possibilities and options for entry-level and short term needs for staff memebers. Here you'll find the temporary accommodation solutions Aalto University offers, such as furnished rooms and apartments. Here are also links to some other short-term accommodation options.


Organised and administered by

Aalto University School of Engineering, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering Research Group  

In collaboration with

  • EIT Urban Mobility
  • WISE-ACT COST Action
  • Helsinki Region Transport (HSL)
  • Ramboll Finland Ltd
  • Finnish Traffic and Transport Planning Association

Contact information

Organising professor

Milos Mladenovic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
Department of Built Environment
School of Engineering
P.O.Box 14100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +358 50 566 0974

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Summer school coordinator

Oya Duman
Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
Department of Built Environment
School of Engineering
P.O.Box 14100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland

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