Smart Green Cities

In 2050, 80% of the world's population will live in cities. Cities are in transition, facing major issues in their attempts to create and maintain economically viable, sustainable and attractive living environments. In our exchange programme Smart Green Cities you will gain the knowledge and learn the skills needed to address these issues. As a green-minded advisor on urban matters, you will find solutions to planning, mobility, climate change and energy issues, in order to design future-proof cities.

Why this programme?

  • Learn about the latest urban development trends
  • Learn how cities can adapt their organizational setup and their processes to changes in the environment
  • Gain insight in the development of cities and urban processes
  • Learn everything about graphic design and new media, and how to use these technologies to inform and advise your audience
  • Location: Almere
  • Education type: Exchange programme
  • Duration: 1 semester (6 months), full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 30 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline: 1 May

More information

  • This programme could well be an excellent addition to your present studies elsewhere. Actually, many international universities of applied sciences even offer the programme to their students as part of their own programmes.

    It is no coincidence that the Smart Green Cities programme was set up in Almere. Almere was founded only 40 years ago, and with a current population of 200,000, it is the fastest growing city in the Netherlands. In the time to come, the city may grow to a total of 350,000 inhabitants. The topics dealt with in this study programme can often be observed in real life in this city. This creates a solid link with relevant businesses and organizations. It is the ideal way to combine theory and practice.

    Almere is part of the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam. This is one of the five economically strongest regions in Europe. It provides students like you with an excellent opportunity for working within the frameworks of various innovative projects.

    Taking this exchange programme amounts to following one of the semesters in the first year of our 2-year Smart Green Cities programme. There are two semesters to choose from, each consisting of two modules. Which semester you choose depends on when you choose to take this programme at Aeres and which modules interest you most. Whatever semester you choose, the admission requirements and the certificate are the same.


    1. Urban Green Development & Applied Geo Media and Design
    2. Growing Green Cities & Smart and Circular Regions

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    • Completion of BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least two years of a university programme in a related subject relevant to the study programme (in accordance with 120 ECTS).
    • A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognized equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79).
    • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of smart green cities. Essay writing is part of the admission procedure.
    • Strong motivation for success in the sector.
    • Team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
  • On successful completion of the Smart Green Cities exchange programme, you will be awarded a certificate.

    The knowledge and work experience gained from this programme, will provide you with a good foundation for a career as:

    • An Urban and Regional Planner
    • A Sustainability Advisor
    • A Consultant for Innovation and Development Projects
    • A Policy Advisor at City & Regional Level
    • A Spatial Analyst

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