At BISITE we work on the development of Smart city concepts and their applications in Barcelona, Istanbul, Doha and other cities. As we have become experts in this field, we can not only work on extraordinarily interesting projects but also enjoy them with our students. The transformation of cities has come to stay.
I have been collaborating with the Osaka Institute of Technology for years. This institute is part of a network of education centres closely linked to large multinational companies such as Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Shimano, etc.
Shanghai is working on the development of Smart Districts and it is on its way to becoming a leading Smart City. Given the size and rate of growth of this city, it may be difficult to imagine this objective becoming a reality.
The development of the Master in Smart Cities and Buildings has enabled us to collaborate in some of the most internationally advanced projects that are currently being developed around the world.
At the most recent AI Over Everything congress, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Dubai’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, presented the government’s plans to promote an economy based on AI and on the sustainable and intelligent growth of a city like Dubai.
Abu Dhabi, developed the Masdar Institute; a benchmark “smart” university campus. In conjunction with the Petroleum Institute and the Khalifa University, they have become international benchmarks.
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.
The concept of an intelligent, connected and sustainable city is becoming more advanced, according to the Smart City Index 2019. Cities like Singapore, Zurich, Oslo and in Spain; Bilbao, Madrid or Barcelona are within the ranking that evaluates the level of development and strategies for better energy efficiency, mobility or environmental impact. The main aim of a smart city is to contribute to a better quality of life of all its inhabitants.
This week we participated in the Qatar IT Conference, which focused on Smart Cities. Qatar is undergoing continuous urban transformation and is now preparing for the organization of the World Cup, which is going to take place very soon!