Aalto University Summer School on Transportation - EIT Urban Mobility Edition

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

Please notice that this page is for the 2020 edition of the course. You may browse the page to find out what this course is all about. For information on courses for summer 2021, please see

Recordings of lectures for 2020 version are available here: 


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 ASTRA 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 around urban mobility hubs. 

Activities during ASTRA include online lectures and group work activities, focused on various aspects of innovation, planning and policy, including a 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. EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), bringing together industry, universities, research and cities from all over Europe to jointly work on innovative solutions to mobility challenges cities are facing. EIT Urban Mobility Master School is launched in cooperation with leading European universities, industry, and cities, offering education that is urgently needed by industry and cities, as well as a valuable network and a truly international experience. In addition, ASTRA is supported by the COST Action 16222 on the Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISE-ACT). 

Expected audience

ASTRA 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.

Participants are expected to ensure access to good Internet connection for video calls and good computer equipment for using online tools. 


The 2020 ASTRA will take place online, during August 24 – September 4.

Course credits and registration rules

The attendees may earn 3 ECTS study credits from the Aalto University School of Engineering.

Registrations are processed in the order of arrival. Please fill in the registration form below. After registration, we will contact you by email and send you more information about submitting a mandatory motivation letter and CV. In addition, the process might involve a request for additional information, for clarification purposes.

Register here

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
  • City of Helsinki
  • City of Espoo
  • Helsinki Region Transport (HSL)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Ramboll Finland Ltd

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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