One way ticket to a green future. New transports for the new millennium

General description

Electric cars, trains speeding at 580 km/h, planes with more than 800 passengers, ships that can transport up to 550.000 tons… wow! It seems like we are talking about year 2020, right? Well, not really… We are talking about real and currently-working means of transport!!!

This is how transportation is developing today and they give us an overview about how they will look like. But how will we really move in the future? There is a huge and important line of research all over the world in order to get faster, more environment-friendly and more efficient means of transport with more capacity for people and goods.

BEST Madrid is looking for students who are interested in learning about the transportation of our future, who want to become the engineer who will come out with the idea of the fastest plane, the most efficient train or the greenest ship. Is that you? Then go and apply for this amazing Summer Course!

But becoming a participant will also give you the chance to discover such an incredible city as Madrid, dive into our Spanish culture (sun, tapas and sangria) and meet the craziest friends all over Europe. Does the word “fiesta” mean anything to you?

Madrid Summer Course 2007 is the best chance FOR YOU to learn in interesting classes and visits, enjoy 15 amazing days in the heart of Spain, meet great friends and have the time of your life.

Academic information

Content and topics:
  • Introduction to the world of transports
  • Air transportation (present and future)
  • Cars (present and future)
  • Trains (present and future)
  • Naval transporation (present and future)
  • New materials for new transports
  • Transportation and environment
Learning goals and objectives:
  • Get to know the state of art of the current means of transports and learn how they are developing for the future.
  • Become aware of the fact that transportation have a huge environmental responsibility.
Examination type:
Test exam
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
People who are eager to learn about the topic of the course and have great fun in Madrid!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Students' accomodation and youth hostel (for the trip)
At the students' dorm, faculties' canteens, restaurants and pic-nic
Metro and bus in Madrid, coach for trips out of the city