Summer School 2020        

Industry 4.0

The Future of Manufacturing

The Ruhr Metropolitan Area as one of the major industrial sites of Europe is an excellent example of the shift from old industries to some of the most advanced  production plants in the world. Digitalization plays a key role in this development and offers opportunities and challenges at the same time.

The Ruhr University Bochum is a center of excellence concerning researching and consulting of companies on their way through the “4th industrial revolution”, as the movement is labeled in Germany.

We want to invite you to design this worldwide movement with us.

    • Week 1 : Industrial History
      • History of the Ruhr-Area
      • Industrial Museum of Henrichshütte
      • What is industry 4.0 and where does it come from?
      • Structural Change & a new Industrial Revolution
      • Risks and Challenges of industry 4.0 (Data Protection; Worker’s Rights)
    • Week 2 : Strategy & Management
      • Developing Industry 4.0 Strategies
      • Analysis Tools and AI in Production and Project Management
      • Scenario Management
      • Meet & Greet with Entrepreneurs / Start-Ups
      • Workshop: Digital Assistant Systems in Production
      • Multiple Choice Exam


  • Learning Factory Role Play
  • Factory Tour of Thyssen Krupp Duisburg
  • Visit to the Old Towns of Düsseldorf /Cologne

Discover our other Summer Schools here.

Course fee: 1.800 €

The fee for the course includes accomodation, breakfast, lunch & tickets for public transport

July 26th 2020 (Day of Arrival) – August 8th 2020 (Day to Leave)

Bring clothes for all weather, a hunger for knowledge and prepare to meet new friends!

(Please remember to check whether you might need a visum to attend the Summer School. We are happy to help with the application process.)

“The Summer School is really perfect for me. People here are very nice! Thank you! Danke!”

“I love the historic places and the student party was also wonderful! Girls in Germany love dancing and they dance really well. What a nice country!”

“The trips were amazing, I enjoyed the visit to Cologne Cathedral the most! The architecture is so impressive!”

“The professors were very interesting and so nice. What impressed me most was the visit to the steel-plant! Gigantic!”

“Before coming to Germany, I had never seen such beautiful industrial sites. As a major in mechanical engineering, I was impressed by the greatness of the industry, while standing on the tower above the industrial park.”

“I spent a great time with lovely professors, teachers & classmates.”

“I really loved the Learning Factory, because you can experience the process of industrial production basically with your own hands.”

Contact Us

Selina Schön, M.A.
Selina Schön, M.A.
+49 (0)234/32-21844
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