Are you looking for a great activity that gets you tuned in on sustainability and circular cities? Always wanted to re-think a city and improve its carbon footprint? Are you curious to see how other students from around the globe complement your insights with their multidisciplinary backgrounds? Then CIRCU-CITY might just be your deal!


Is organized with the partner universities:

  • Ghent university, Belgium
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

You will be trained in novel solutions for sustainable circular cities, with a strong focus on the role and use of urban planning, water, energy, and raw materials in the transition movement.

Training sessions alternate with a multi-day tournament. In small multidisciplinary groups (5 students/group) you are challenged to re-design a city district, while dealing with imposed scenarios and challenges on water, energy, food, waste, and urban planning (including socio-economic aspects).

The 2024 edition is organised in a blended format: a series of online lectures leads to an immersive week in Ghent. Check the programme for more details


Blended approach: online classes, topped by an immersive week on campus (Ghent, Belgium)

Students enrolled at partner universities will obtain  3 ECTS upon successful completion, plus a certificate of participation


Online classes mid-February to mid-March 2024 (max 30 hours)

Immersive week: March 15-23 of 2024


Online classes: live (recordings available)

Immersive week: Every day from 9AM – 5PM
(GMT+1 time zone)


Applications are temporarily closed

Deadline September 10 of 2023



Students from partner universities can apply for an Erasmus+ grant to cover their mobility in Ghent (travel + stay)


Students from partner universities enrolled in a Master programme or >3rd year Bachelor familiar with a background in at least one of the following: energy, water and waste management, food, urban planning, and economics