About Summer School

About Summer School


Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split is proud to present the first International Summer School themed "FROM SMART TO INTELLIGENT CITIES".

The concepts of Smart and Intelligent Cities constitute a breakthrough in contemporary urban development and planning theory and planning that have many things in common, but there are some salient differences. The Smart City notion has gained much popularity in the past years, but recently also the concept of Intelligent City – base on cognitive, learning and knowledge principles – has become en vogue. They prompted not also may debates but also many urban planning initiatives. By presenting the most prominent challenges of these concepts, participants will get an opportunity to understand and contribute to the challenges faced by modern cities and to explore more efficient solutions:

The summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss about structures, actors, processes and challenges of regional and urban development in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners. This will be achieved through lectures from leading academics and experts in the field.

The participants will obtain a profound understanding of the substance and usefulness of the most important concepts in urban development, while becoming a part of a network of academics and practitioners working in the field. This will allow you to orient your future studies or to refresh and extend existing knowledge regarding modern urban planning concepts.

The EFST Summer School offers three courses on the topic “FROM SMART TO INTELLIGENT CITIES”:


The Summer School has been tailored to upper-year undergraduates, graduate students, PhD students from all over the world and professionals with an interest in different aspects of urban and regional development, smart city management and tourism.

Disciplines involved courses: regional science, regional and urban development, smart city management, tourism development.

We encourage the participation of students in other applied fields who want to improve their knowledge in the field as well.

Engagement with world champions in the field of urban and regional development, smart city management and tourism as well as networking opportunities are unique to the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism in Split Summer School.

Come to the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split, located in beautiful city of Split; the heart of coastal Croatia, and experience an inspiring Summer School “FROM SMART TO INTELLIGENT CITIES”.