The summer school spans over two weeks and features a series of interactive morning lectures covering topics such as the contextualization of urban logistics, examination of emerging trends, quantitative analysis of urban logistics subjects, evaluation of solutions, and a dedicated practitioners' day.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to gain real-world insights through two excursions to the Flemish urban logistics scene. Complementing the lectures, workshops will provide a space to process and apply the learnings from this comprehensive program.

Target group

The course welcomes all students, practitioners and policymakers interested in urban logistics. Multi-disciplinary participation is strongly welcomed. Students should be attending at least a Master or PhD program, and therefore have obtained a Bachelor's degree already. For practitioners and policymakers, this requirement does not apply.


This summer school takes place at Stadscampus (Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp) of the University of Antwerp. This campus is located in the city centre.

Study credits (ECTS)

The course values 3 ECTS credits. Those wishing to collect credits, will need to prepare, during the second course week, a presentation by the last day of that week, as well as a scientific paper assignment by two weeks after the course end. The presentation is meant as a structuring of ideas and a first output of the assignment work. The subsequent paper is to thoroughly report on the research findings, with a clear introduction, problem statement, approach, findings and conclusions. The assignment is group work, and groups as well as topics will be fixed during the first course days.

To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at their university. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.