Want to go to South Africa?

Durban, South Africa

Do you want to participate and work in a multicultural team of students on the future of smart cities?

The Netherlands Embassy in South Africa aims to enhance the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. It therefore invites EUR students in their 3rd BA year to come to South Africa this November for CoCreateMYCITY, a new project in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

What: In collaboration with the city of Ethekwini the aim is to find tangible, innovative solutions to urban challenges in the city in the sectors of Water, Transport & Logistics, Energy, Agriculture and Healthcare. These sectors are key to the smart cities concept, which impacts urbanisation patterns of the future, while education and entrepreneurship are drivers of a city’s economic success.

The objective is to form multidisciplinary and multicultural teams of students from different universities in Durban and the Netherlands. Student teams will work together on challenges identified by the city of Ethekwini and, under the guidance of a select group of experts and mentors, come up with concept solutions to these challenges.

How: Send an email to Mijke.Zeegers@eur.nl stating your name, study programme, motivation (+/- 150 words), and fit to the challenges (+/- 150 words). Selected students will be required to provide permission to participate from their study program management. Deadline is July 24.

Who: Erasmus University students in their 3rd BA year or doing their Master's

Where: South Africa, City of Ethekwini

When: 13-23 November 2017


Finances: Participating students get breakfast, lunch, dinner, on the ground transport and accommodation. Students have to pay for their flights and spending money.