Since 2012, the University of Waterloo, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and McGill University have been engaged in international workshops about sustainable mobility. Cities around the world are working to increase their residents' quality of life through enhanced personal and digital connectivity. The end goal is to provide greater accessibility while considering the social, environmental and economic impacts of transportation.
Each fall, students alternate between gathering in Karlsruhe or in Waterloo. Students from different universities and disciplines form teams to take on contemporary, local mobility challenges. During the week, students conduct fieldwork to understand the problem; generate, synthesize and evaluate possible solutions; and present these solutions to fellow students and local professionals.
Each spring, McGill hosts a multi-day conference and workshop where top scholars and students share cutting-edge research surrounding mobility issues. Students conduct poster presentations, and receive feedback from global experts of diverse professional backgrounds.
To date, more than 40 students from Waterloo have had the opportunity to participate in all three cities. Each year, the program is growing in both the quality of student work and the level of engagement.
|18-25 May 2019||Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|20-26 October 2018||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|25-29 September 2017||Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|5-11 November 2016||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|19-23 October 2015||Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|27-29 May 2015||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|24-31 October 2014||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|3-5 June 2014||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|13-19 October 2013||Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|17-21 June 2013||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|16-21 September 2012||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|9-19 June 2012||Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
Since the exchange's inception, students have also spent extended time studying internationally. Several Waterloo students have had internships sponsored in part by the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and by its academic partners. Waterloo has also hosted three German exchange students.