The University of Salamanca approves the first Master’s Degree in Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings. This degree is one of the 14 Masters organised by the BISITE Group and it is an excellent opportunity to train professionals from all over the world, as it will be available in both English and Spanish and in online and blended learning modes.

Students who pursue the Master in Smart Cities will learn from top professionals about a wide range of topics, including urban planning, sustainability and technology, infrastructures, intelligent systems, and the application of IOT in cities and buildings. They will acquire skills that will enable them to come up with innovative ideas and solutions for designing smart cities. In addition, they will have the opportunity to put their knowledge in practice by participating in large intelligent urban development projects such as LIFE Vía de la Plata, MOVIURBAN, CHROMOSOME or in the Qatar smart city projects, coordinated by Juan Manuel Corchado (BISITE) in collaboration with Professor Saber Trabelsi under the Science Program of Texas A&M University in Qatar.

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Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar

Smart Cities reflect the present and the future, combining technology, organization and connectivity, and providing a high level of comfort for their citizens, as well as providing better alternatives in emergency situations, such as the one we went through this year because of the COVID-19. Hyper-connected cities have the capacity to respond to emergencies much more efficiently with the help of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data and Internet of Things.

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Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar

The graduates of this master’s degree will be able to work in important companies and institutions dedicated to the design and construction of smart cities and buildings. If you would like to get specialized in this area, don’t hesitate to enrol. You can get a 25% discount if you enrol before August 31st in the Master and Expert in Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings at the University of Salamanca, for the course starting in October 2020 or the course starting in February 2021.




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.